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Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013

Section 23 – Power to modify application of Act

64.Section 23 (1) provides a power to Scottish Ministers to make regulations which specify circumstances when the duties on the local authority to give the supported person a choice of the four options will not apply. Subsection (2) provides that in the event that the power to disapply the option is used by Scottish Ministers they must include a provision deeming a person to have chosen Option 3. This places an important restriction on the regulation-making powers of Ministers, preventing them from removing all 4 of the options of self-directed support by means of regulations. Subsection (3) provides that such regulations may include provision for or in connection disapplying or modifying any other section in consequence of this.

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