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PART 7 SGENERAL PROVISION

Guidance and directionsS

37Guidance and directions to local authoritiesS

(1)Section 5 of the 1968 Act (powers of the Scottish Ministers) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after “Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 1)” insert “ and the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 ”.

(3)In subsection (1B), after paragraph (t) insert—

(u)the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016..

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 37 in force at 1.10.2017 by S.S.I. 2017/152, reg. 3, sch.

38Guidance and directions to health boards and directing authoritiesS

(1)Each health board and each directing authority must have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers about the exercise of functions conferred by this Act.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may issue directions to health boards and directing authorities, either individually or collectively, about the exercise of functions conferred by this Act.

(3)Each health board must comply with any direction issued to it under this section.

(4)Each directing authority must comply with any direction issued to it under this section.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I2S. 38 in force at 1.4.2018 by S.S.I. 2017/152, reg. 4

Assistance to and by voluntary organisations etc.S

39Financial and other assistance to voluntary organisations etc.S

In section 10(1) of the 1968 Act (financial and other assistance to voluntary organisations etc.), for “and (p)” substitute “ , (p) and (u) ”.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I3S. 39 in force at 1.4.2018 by S.S.I. 2017/152, reg. 4

40Assistance by voluntary organisations etc.S

In section 4 of the 1968 Act (provisions relating to performance of functions by local authorities), after “Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 1)” insert “ or Part 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 ”.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I4S. 40 in force at 1.4.2018 by S.S.I. 2017/152, reg. 4