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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 45 - Requirement to review integration scheme

120.Section 45 provides for two circumstances where review of an integration scheme may be required more frequently than every 5 years.

121.Subsection (2) gives the Health Board or the local authority the power to require that a joint review of the integration scheme is undertaken to identify if any changes to the integration scheme are necessary or desirable.

122.On each occasion on which the Scottish Ministers exercise the power conferred by section 1(3)(f), subsection (3) gives the Scottish Ministers the power to require that the local authority and the Health Board undertake a review of the integration scheme, for example to identify whether they require to include additional information in the scheme.

123.Subsections (4) and (5) require that, where a review is required for either of these two reasons, the Health Board and the local authority undertake this review having regard to the integration planning principles and the national health and wellbeing outcomes and that they undertake the consultation process as set out in section 6. Subsection (5) requires the local authority and the Health Board to take account of the views of the persons consulted and decide whether changes to the integration scheme are necessary or desirable.

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