1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 10 February 2016 and received Royal Assent on 21 March 2016. They have been prepared by the Health and Social Services Group of the Welsh Government on behalf of Kirsty Williams AM, the Member in Charge of the Act, to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act.
2.The Notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. Where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.