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

Section 20 – Co-operation between the Body, local authorities and NHS bodies

61.This section places the Citizen Voice Body, NHS bodies and local authorities under a duty to make arrangements to co-operate with a view to supporting each other to exercise their respective functions under sections 13(2), 14(1) and 17(1).

62.Section 13(2) is the Citizen Voice Body’s function of seeking the views of the public in respect of health and social services. Section 14(1) is the Citizen Voice Body’s duty to promote public awareness of its general objective and functions. Section 17(1) places a duty on NHS bodies and local authorities to bring the activities of the Citizen Voice Body to the attention of people who are receiving or may receive health services or social services that they provide or which are provided on their behalf.

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