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Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013

Section 18 – Power to charge for services provided under section 3

58.Section 18 amends section 87 of the 1968 Act (authorities’ power to charge for services or support). This introduces a power to local authority to charge carers for the support provided to them under section 3 of the Act.. It has the effect that Scottish Ministers can regulate how this power is used by authorities. For example Scottish Ministers could use regulations to specify in what circumstances an authority is permitted to charge carers for the support they receive under section 3 of this Act.

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