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Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019

Section 66 - Working jointly with specified persons

251.Section 66 deals with situations where the Ombudsman, when dealing with a matter, identifies matters which could be subject to examination by “specified persons” in section 66(2), i.e. various Welsh commissioners and, in respect of health and social care matters, the Welsh Ministers.

252.This section requires the Ombudsman to inform and consult those specified persons about the matter. The Ombudsman and some of the relevant specified persons may then co-operate, conduct a joint investigation, and prepare a joint report about the matter.

253.The Welsh Ministers also have a power to make regulations to amend the list of specified persons.

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