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Health and Social Care Act 2008

Further provisions about functions of Commission

Section 83: Reports for each financial year etc.

274.Section 83 places a duty on the Commission to report annually to Parliament on a number of matters. These are:

  • the way it has exercised its functions;

  • the provision of NHS care;

  • the provision of adult social services;

  • the carrying on of activities regulated by the Commission; and

  • the steps it has taken to implement the proposals in its statement on user involvement required under section 5,

in each case, during the financial year in question.

275.The report can be made up of separate documents on each matter or be presented in a single document. The Secretary of State may require the Commission to include in its report separate reports on specified aspects of the matters.

276.The Commission’s functions under the Mental Health Act are excluded from the annual report under section 83. The Commission will produce a separate annual report on the operation of the Mental Health Act. MHAC currently has to report biennially on the operation of the Mental Health Act.

277.All reports under this section must be laid before Parliament and sent to the Secretary of State. The Commission is also required to provide any other additional reports and information on the exercise of its functions that the Secretary of State may request during the year.

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