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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

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(1)In this Act—

  • “Health Board” has the meaning given by section 1(16),

  • “health care” has the same meaning as in section 10A(1)(b) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978,

  • “health professionals” means persons of such description engaged in the provision of health care as may be prescribed,

  • “integration delivery principles” has the meaning given by section 31,

  • “integration joint board” has the meaning given by section 1(4)(a),

  • “integration joint monitoring committee” has the meaning given by section 15(3),

  • “integration scheme” has the meaning given by section 1(3),

  • “national health and wellbeing outcomes” has the same meaning as in section 5(1),

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations,

  • “social care” means—

    (a)

    social services (having the same meaning as in Part 5 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010), and

    (b)

    such functions of local authorities relating to the provision of accommodation for persons who are homeless as may be prescribed,

  • “social care professionals” means persons of such description engaged in the provision of social care as may be prescribed,

  • “strategic plan” has the meaning given by section 29(2).

(2)For the purposes of this Act, a provider of a service is a “commercial” provider if the aim of the person in providing the service is or includes making a profit.

(3)References in this Act (other than sections 2(3), 11(4)(a)(i), 12(3)(a)(i), 45(2) (first occurrence only), 49(1) and 61)—

(a)to a local authority include, in the case where the integration scheme is being or has been jointly prepared under section 2(4), references to both or all the authorities which are preparing or have prepared the scheme, acting jointly,

(b)to the area of a local authority mean, in a case where the integration scheme is being or has been jointly prepared under section 2(4), the combined area of the local authorities which are preparing or have prepared the scheme.

(4)References in this Act to a function include references to a function so far as exercisable in relation to persons or matters of a particular class or description.

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