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Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 21 - Amendment of 1978 Act: schemes for meeting losses and liabilities etc. of certain health bodies

110.The amendment adds the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland to the list of bodies covered by section 85B(2) of the 1978 Act. Section 85B provides for the establishment of schemes to meet specified losses and liabilities of the duly listed health bodies.

111.The amendment will enable the Mental Welfare Commission to be covered by the Clinical Negligence and Other Risk Indemnity Scheme (CNORIS), which was introduced by the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/54) on 1 April 2000. The scheme provides financial risk sharing arrangements for specified health bodies in respect of their clinical and certain other liabilities.

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