Paragraph 9 – Procedure and meetings
466.HIS may determine its own procedure and the procedure of its committees, including any necessary quorum. The validity of any proceedings of HIS or any of its committees is not affected by any irregularity in the membership of HIS.
467.Sub-paragraph (3) provides that members of the Scottish Government, persons authorised by the Scottish Ministers, and members of Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland and persons authorised by it may attend and take part in meetings of HIS or any of its committees, but are not entitled to vote at such meetings. This will enable for instance a member of SCSWIS to attend a meeting when their chair person is unable to do so.