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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Duty of certain bodies to be aware of reports, etc.

Section 10Z14 – Local authorities and health bodies: awareness of HIS reports etc.

260.This section ensures that local authorities and health boards must, when providing an independent health care service, or when considering the commissioning of, or contracting for, the provision of such a service, take account of relevant information, where available, about the quality of the services, or the organisation or co-ordination of such services as assessed by HIS. (This might include, for example, the grading of a service inspection reports, and any other relevant information, such as condition notices produced by the regulator). In doing this the authorities must follow any guidance issued by Scottish Ministers.

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