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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Paragraph 2 – Membership of HIS

455.The membership of HIS is to consist of: a chairing member, the chair of Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland and no fewer than 10 or more than 13 other members. All members of HIS are to be appointed by Scottish Ministers.

456.Sub-paragraph (2) gives the Scottish Ministers power to substitute, by order made by statutory instrument, different numbers of minimum and maximum members in sub-paragraph (1)(c).

457.Sub-paragraph (3) provides that it is desirable to include as members persons with experience of the provision of any social service, persons who use or have used any social service or persons with other relevant skills, knowledge or experience.

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