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

Section 21 – Guidance and directions

62.Section 21(a) amends section 5(1) of the 1968 Act in order to require authorities to perform their functions under this Act under the general guidance of Scottish Ministers. Paragraph (b) amends section 1B of the 1968 Act to enable Scottish Ministers to issue directions to authorities, either individually or collectively, as to how they are to exercise their functions under this Act.

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