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National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Act 2020


1.These Explanatory Notes are for the National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Act 2020 which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 14 January 2020 and received Royal Assent on 26 February 2020. They have been prepared by the Department for Health and Social Services of the Welsh Government to assist the reader of the Act. The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it.

2.The Act amends section 30 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”). It makes provision about indemnifying persons and bodies for expenses and liabilities arising in connection with the provision of health services in Wales and creates a new power for the Welsh Ministers to make regulations in respect of direct indemnity schemes.

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