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

Section 19 – Code of practice on access to premises

58.This section imposes a duty on the Welsh Ministers to prepare and publish a code of practice about-


requests by the Citizen Voice Body to access premises where health or social services are provided for the purpose of seeking views about health services or social services, and


where access has been agreed, engagement with individuals at those premises.

59.The Code will apply to the Citizen Voice Body, NHS bodies (ie Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities) and local authorities who will all have a duty to have regard to it.

60.Subsection (5) places the Welsh Ministers under a duty to consult the Citizen Voice Body, NHS bodies, local authorities and any other persons they consider appropriate when preparing the code.

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