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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 42 – Information sharing

75.The purpose of this section is to provide a clear statutory basis for information sharing in the exercise of functions under Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this Measure. However subsection (3) makes it clear that this section merely provides a power to supply information. It does not authorise disclosure of information which is prohibited by other statutory provisions, such as those in the Data Protection Act, or other law, such as the common law of confidence.

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