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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

Assessors to be suitably qualified (section 13)

24.Section 13 places a duty on the Scottish Ministers, when arranging assessments of an individual’s physical condition or mental health, to ensure that the assessor is appropriately qualified. Regulations may set out how the assessor’s suitability is to be determined, which might (for example) include requirements relating to the training or experience that an assessor must have to be regarded as qualified to assess the effects of particular disabilities.

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