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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 5 – Power to prescribe national outcomes

19.This section provides for the Scottish Ministers to set out in regulations national outcomes that relate to health and wellbeing. The national outcomes are to be taken into account throughout the process of integration planning and the operation of integrated services, to support the improvement of health and social care services. Before prescribing national outcomes, the Scottish Ministers are required to consult persons set out in subsections (2) and (3). The effect of the provision is to involve the groups identified in the development of the national outcomes on health and wellbeing.

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