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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 6 – Consultation

20.Section 6 sets out consultation requirements in relation to the preparation of integration schemes.

21.The local authority and Health Board, before submitting the integration scheme for approval, are required to consult (a) those persons or groups of person prescribed by the Scottish Ministers, by regulations, and (b) any other persons as the local authority and Health Board think fit. The consultation must be carried out jointly by the local authority and the Health Board. The local authority and Health Board are required to take account of views expressed as part of the consultation, when finalising the integration scheme.

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