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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 51 – Default power of Scottish Ministers

136.Section 51 provides for the Scottish Ministers to take action where a local authority and Health Board have failed to submit an integration scheme to them for approval by the deadline set for the purposes of section 7 or under section 7(3)(c).

137.In such circumstances, the Scottish Ministers may require the local authority and Health Board to adopt the integration joint board model of integration and may decide the functions to be delegated. They may also establish the integration joint board by order, set a deadline by which the local authority and Health Board must delegate the specified functions to the integration joint board, specify payments to be made by the local authority and Health Board to the integration joint board and impose other requirements in relation to the delegated functions.

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