Section 48 – Collaboration between public services boards
179.Section 48 provides that two or more public services boards may collaborate if they consider it would assist them in contributing to the achievement of the well-being goals. In addition, the Welsh Ministers may, by virtue of subsection (2), direct two or more public services boards to collaborate in whatever way the Welsh Ministers consider would assist the boards in contributing to the achievement of the well-being goals.
180.A public services board can be considered to be collaborating for the purposes of section 48 if it:
co-operates with another board;
facilitates the activities of another board;
co-ordinates its activities with another board;
exercises another board’s functions on its behalf;
provides staff, goods, services or accommodation to another board.