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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 40: Supervisory bodies

153.Subsection (1) sets out which authority is responsible for the supervision of each type of residential establishment: Health Boards for nursing homes and hospitals, local authorities for residential care homes.

154.Subsections (2) and (3) impose duties on the supervisory body to monitor the management of residents’ affairs by managers of care establishments and to investigate complaints.

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