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Health and Social Care Act 2008

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Section 71: Provision of information by Auditor General for Wales

261.Section 71 requires the Auditor General for Wales to share with the Commission any information that the Commission may reasonably require in relation to a study under section 54 relating to health care or English NHS bodies so that comparisons can be made between English and Welsh NHS bodies. This replaces a similar provision in section 69A of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003, which is being repealed (see paragraph 40 of Schedule 5 to this Act). The Commission is placed under a reciprocal duty by virtue of an amendment to section 64 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, which currently applies to CHAI (see paragraph 77 of Schedule 5 to this Act). This will require the Commission to provide the Auditor General for Wales with information he may require for comparative studies under sections 145 and 145A of the Government of Wales Act 1998 of care provided by Welsh NHS bodies compared with English NHS bodies.

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