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Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 56 – Joint inspections of health and social services

147.Section 56 makes amendments to the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to provide for SCSWIS and HIS to jointly inspect health and social care services provided under integration functions in pursuance of an integration scheme, and to carry out such inspections jointly with the other persons mentioned in section 115(6) of that Act .

148.In carrying out joint inspections, SCSWIS and HIS are to adhere to current codes of practice issued by the Scottish Ministers and may carry out joint inspections for any of the purposes provided for by section 10I(1) or (1B) or 10J(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, or section 53(2) of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

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