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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Standards and outcomes

Section 10H – Standards and outcomes

204.This section gives Scottish Ministers a power to prepare and publish standards and outcomes applicable to services provided under the health service and independent health care services; and to keep any published standards under review. Under subsection (4) any published standards must be taken into account by HIS when making any decisions related to registration, inspection and enforcement in respect of services provided under the health service and independent health care services. This section also ensures that consultation must be undertaken prior to initial publication and consequent amendment of the standards and outcomes.

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