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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 48 – Power to make provision in consequence of new integration scheme

131.This section confers power on the Scottish Ministers to take steps in consequence of a new integration scheme approved under section 47. They are empowered to provide by order for the winding-up of any integration joint board that was established in pursuance of the original scheme. They can also provide by scheme for the transfer of staff, property, rights, liabilities or obligations of an integration joint board, local authority or Health Board as may be necessary in light of the new scheme.

132.Subsection (4) requires the Scottish Ministers to consult the local authority and the Health Board before making such a scheme as a consequence of a new integration scheme.

133.Subsection (5) and (6) require that health and social care professionals have to be consulted where a scheme relates to the transfer of staff.

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