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Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act 2020


1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 17 March 2020 and received Royal Assent on 1 June 2020. They have been prepared by the Health and Social Services Department of the Welsh Government to assist the reader of the Act.

2.The Explanatory Notes are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the contents of the Act. Where an individual provision of the Act does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given. Between the passing of the Bill and Royal Assent, the National Assembly for Wales has been renamed as the Welsh Parliament or Senedd Cymru. Throughout this document “the Senedd” is referred to have the same meaning as Senedd Cymru and the National Assembly for Wales. The Act is an Act of Senedd Cymru by virtue of section 107 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 as amended.

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