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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 55: Code of practice

114.Ministers must publish a code of practice and lay it before the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible after publication. They can revise the code of practice if necessary (see subsection (6)). Subsection (4) lists the persons who must comply with the code of practice. Failure to comply with the code can lead to Ministers imposing a condition in relation to the registration of an accredited body (see subsection (7)) or refusing to provide a Level 2 disclosure (see section 11(3)).

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