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The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations 2002

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9.—(1) There shall be a committee of the Commission which shall be known as the National Advisory Forum Committee (“the Forum”).

(2) The Forum shall meet at least twice each year with a view to obtaining from relevant persons their views on the work of the Commission and reporting to the Commission.

(3) The Commission may require the Forum to report to it on any matter relevant to the work of the Commission.

(4) At least one month before the date of a meeting of the Forum the Commission shall advertise the date, time and place of that meeting and any matter referred to in paragraph (3) in at least 2 national newspapers and in such other manner as it considers appropriate and such advertisement shall invite any relevant person to attend the meeting.

(5) A relevant person may raise at any meeting of the Forum any matter relevant to the work of the Commission provided that–

(a)that person gives written notice to the Commission no less than 5 working days before the meeting of that matter, and

(b)the convener or, in the absence of the convener and where one has been appointed, the deputy convener agrees that the matter should be dealt with by the Forum.

(6) The Forum shall consist of–

(a)a Forum convener appointed by the Commission who is either the convener, the deputy convener or a member, and

(b)any member and any relevant person attending a meeting of the Forum.

(7) The Forum may, subject to such directions as may be given by the Scottish Ministers appoint sub-committees.

(8) Sub-committees shall consist of a sub-committee convener and other persons appointed by the convener of the Forum after consultation with the Forum.

(9) Sub-committees shall be responsible to the Forum and shall report only to the convener of the Forum.

(10) Regulations 8, 11, 12 and 13 shall not apply to the Forum or its sub-committees or to the membership of the Forum or its sub-committees in that capacity.

(11) Regulation 10(3) shall not apply to the Forum where the vacancy or defect referred to in that regulation is of or relates to the Forum convener.

(12) In this regulation “relevant person” means–

(a)any person who uses or would be entitled to use care services;

(b)any person who cares for a person who uses care services;

(c)any person who provides, or makes arrangements with another person for that other person to provide, a care service;

(d)any person who is employed in the provision of care services; and

(e)any person whom, or any representative of any organisation which, the Commission considers to have an interest in its work.

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