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Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

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Part 7: General
Section 80:  Repeals and transitional provisions etc

192.Subsection (2) gives Scottish Ministers an order-making power to make incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provisions as required. Subsection (4) provides that before making such an order Ministers must consult as they consider appropriate.

Section 81: Short title and commencement

193.This section sets out the short title of the Act, makes standard provision for commencement and enables Scottish Ministers to decide when certain sections of this Act will come into force. For example, not all the care services set out in section 2 will be regulated by the Commission from the start of its operation. Regulation of some services, such as home care will probably start at least a year later.

SCHEDULES 1 and 2: (introduced by sections 1 and 43)

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and the Scottish Social Services Council

194.Schedules 1 and 2 make detailed provision as to the constitution of, respectively, the Commission and the Council.

SCHEDULE 3: (introduced by section 79)

Minor and consequential amendments

195.Schedule 3 details existing legislation that will be amended by this Act.

SCHEDULE 4: (introduced by section 80)


196.Schedule 4 details existing legislation that will be repealed by the Act.

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