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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

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22Publication and review of criteria
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(1)Each local authority must publish its local eligibility criteria.

(2)The first local eligibility criteria must be published before the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations.

(3)Each local authority must carry out a first review of its local eligibility criteria before the end of the period, prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations, beginning with the day on which the criteria are published.

(4)Each local authority—

(a)must thereafter review its local eligibility criteria before the end of the relevant period,

(b)may from time to time carry out such a review.

(5)The relevant period is the period of 3 years beginning with whichever is the later of the day on which the local authority last published—

(a)its local eligibility criteria, or

(b)a statement under subsection (6)(b).

(6)Following a review under subsection (3) or (4), the local authority—

(a)may set revised local eligibility criteria,

(b)must, where it does not set revised criteria, publish a statement to that effect.

(7)Subsection (1) and section 21(4) apply to revised local eligibility criteria set under this section as they apply to criteria set under section 21.

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