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Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

Section 72: Provision by local authorities of residential accommodation in which nursing is provided

186.Section 52 amends sections 13A(1)-(2) and 59(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 to allow local authorities to provide and maintain residential accommodation where nursing care is provided. This will allow local authorities to maintain care homes under the single definition in section 2(3).

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