The provisions within this order bring into effect arrangements which are equivalent to those already in place in Scotland and in England & Wales. The relevant pieces of equivalent legislation for the regulation of services are:
the Care Standards Act 2000 (c.14); and
the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8).
The relevant equivalent piece of legislation for the duty of quality and the inspection of the quality of services delivered by the NHS in England & Wales and in Scotland is:
the Health Act 1999 (c.8) as amended by the NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c.17).