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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 15 – Functions delegated to local authority or Health Board

47.Section 15 applies where the Scottish Ministers approve an integration scheme under section 7 and that scheme contains provision about the delegation of functions by a local authority to a Health Board or functions delegated by a Health Board to a local authority, or both, as the case may be, under section 1(4)(b), (c) or (d).

48.Subsection (2) enables the Scottish Ministers to prescribe a day by which functions must be delegated, if they are not delegated on an earlier date specified under section 29(4).

49.Subsection (3) requires, before the functions are delegated, that the local authority and Health Board set up an integration joint monitoring committee to monitor the operational delivery of the functions set out in the integration scheme.

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