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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 44 – Codes of Practice

77.Under section 44 the Welsh Ministers may prepare and from time to time revise one or more Codes of Practice, and arrange for any such Codes to be published. A Code can be for the guidance of particular persons (for example LHBs) and for any persons in connection with the operation of the provisions of the Measure. Persons with functions under the Measure (for example, care coordinators) must have regard to the Code(s). A Code must be consulted upon before being made, and must be laid before the National Assembly for Wales where it is subject to the negative resolution procedure. A Code which has been made may only be withdrawn by a direction of the Welsh Ministers, and any such direction must be laid before the Assembly.

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