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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Outline of the Act

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Functions of Local Authorities and Health Boards

      Part 1

      1. Integration schemes

        1. Section 1 – Integration schemes: same local authority and Health Board area

        2. Section 2 - Integration schemes: two or more local authorities in Health Board area

        3. Section 3 – Considerations in preparing integration scheme

        4. Section 4 – Integration planning principles

        5. Section 5 – Power to prescribe national outcomes

        6. Section 6 – Consultation

        7. Section 7 - Approval of integration scheme

        8. Section 8 – Publication of integration scheme

      2. Implementation of integration scheme

        1. Section 9 – Functions delegated to integration joint board

        2. Section 10 – Chief officer of integration joint board

        3. Section 11 – Other staff of integration joint board

        4. Section 12 – Integration joint boards: further provision

        5. Section 13 – Integration joint boards: finance and audit

        6. Section 14 - Payments to integration joint boards in respect of delegated functions

        7. Section 15 – Functions delegated to local authority or Health Board

        8. Section 16 – Transfer of staff where functions delegated to a local authority or Health Board

        9. Section 17 – Integration joint monitoring committees: further provision

        10. Section 18 – Payments to Health Boards in respect of delegated functions

        11. Section 19 – Payments to local authorities in respect of delegated functions

        12. Section 20 – Power of Scottish Ministers to make provision giving effect to integration scheme

        13. Section 21 – Transfer of staff: effect on contract of employment

        14. Section 22 - Co-operation

        15. Section 23 - Carrying out of functions conferred on officers of local authorities

        16. Section 24 - Carrying out of functions conferred on officers of Health Boards

      3. Carrying out of delegated functions

        1. Section 25 – Effect of delegation of functions

        2. Section 26 – Directions by integration authority

        3. Section 27: supplementary

        4. Section 28 – Health funding: further provision

      4. Strategic planning etc.

        1. Section 29 – Requirement to prepare strategic plans

        2. Section 30 – Considerations in preparing strategic plan

        3. Section 31 – Integration delivery principles

        4. Section 32 – Establishment of strategic planning group

        5. Section 33 – Preparation of strategic plan

        6. Section 34 – Provision of information for purpose of preparing strategic plan

        7. Section 35 – Publication of strategic plans

        8. Section 36 – Significant decisions outside strategic plan: public involvement

        9. Section 37 – Review of strategic plan

        10. Section 38 – Requirement to prepare replacement strategic plan

        11. Section 39 – Strategic plan: annual financial statement

      5. Carrying out of integration functions

        1. Section 40 – Carrying out of integration functions: general

        2. Section 41 – Carrying out of integration functions: localities

        3. Section 42 - Integration authority: performance report

      6. Reports by integration joint monitoring committee

        1. Section 43 - Reports

        2. Section 44 - Review of integration scheme

        3. Section 45 - Requirement to review integration scheme

        4. Section 46 – Revised integration scheme

        5. Section 47 – New integration scheme

        6. Section 48 – Power to make provision in consequence of new integration scheme

      7. Supplementary

        1. Section 49 – Information-sharing

        2. Section 50 – Grants to local authorities

        3. Section 51 – Default power of Scottish Ministers

        4. Section 52 – Directions

        5. Section 53 – Guidance

        6. Section 54 – Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

        7. Section 55 - Healthcare Improvement Scotland

        8. Section 56 – Joint inspections of health and social services

        9. Section 57 – Amendments of section 56 of Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

        10. Section 58 – Children’s services planning

    2. Shared Services

      Part 2

      1. Section 62 - Shared services

      2. Section 63 – Section 62: consequential provision

      3. Section 64 – Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service: residual liabilities

      4. Section 65 – Extension of schemes for meeting losses and liabilities of health service bodies

    3. Health Service: Functions

      Part 3

      1. Section 66 – Scottish Ministers: power to form companies etc.

      2. Section 67 – Health Boards: carrying out of functions

    4. General

      Part 4

      1. Schedule

  4. Parliamentary History

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