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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 49 – Information-sharing

134.Section 49 allows for the disclosure of information between local authorities, Health Boards and integration joint boards for the purpose of preparing an integration scheme, carrying out the functions that are delegated, the functions that are to be carried out in conjunction with delegated functions and the preparation of a strategic plan. The sharing of information for these purposes can take place without breaching any duty of confidentiality that may be owed by a Health Board or local authority to any person.

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