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(1)The 2001 Act is amended as follows.
(2)In section 25 (inspection of registered care services), after subsection (5) insert—
“(5A)The Scottish Ministers may, after consulting the Commission and thereafter such other persons (or groups of persons) as they consider appropriate, by order amend—
(a)subsection (3)(a) above by substituting for “twelve months” in either or both sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) a different period (being a period which is not less than twelve months);
(b)subsection (5) above by substituting for “twelve months” in either or both paragraphs (a) and (b) a different period (being a period which is not less than twelve months).
(5B)An order under subsection (5A) above may make different provision for different purposes.”.
(3)In section 78 (orders and regulations), in subsection (2)(b), after the word “3” insert “or 25(5A)”.
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