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(1)The Scottish Ministers may make regulations for any purpose relating to the carrying out of its functions by a registered adoption service.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may make regulations with respect to the carrying out by local authorities of their functions in relation to adoption.
(3)Regulations under this section may in particular make provision for or in connection with—
(a)specifying circumstances in which a local authority proposing to make arrangements for the adoption of a child must apply for a permanence order which includes provision granting authority for the child to be adopted,
(b)requiring such an application to be made within a period specified in the regulations.
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