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Health and Social Care Act 2008


Section 79: Permitted disclosures

270.The Commission may disclose any information it obtains in the course of carrying out its functions where any of the circumstances set out in subsection (3) apply (for example, where the information has already been lawfully disclosed to the public, or where the disclosure is necessary to protect the welfare of any individual). Where none of those circumstances applies, the Commission may disclose information that relates to an individual if that individual has consented to the disclosure, or the form of disclosure means that the individual is not identified.

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