Section 10Z7 – Regulations: independent health care services
246.This section gives Scottish Ministers the power to make regulations in respect of independent health care services. Such regulations would cover the normal day to day administrative matters required for well run independent health care services such as provision in relation to management, staffing, premises and the general way independent health care services are conducted.
247.Subsection (2) provides that regulations made under this section may make it an offence to fail to comply with specific provisions within the regulations, or with a condition of registration. Subsection (3) provides that a person guilty of such an offence would be liable to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (£5,000 at present).
248.Subsection (4) requires the Scottish Ministers to consult such persons as they consider appropriate before making regulations under the powers in this section.