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Personal Social Services (Preserved Rights) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

Section 2 – Preserved rights: disclosure of information

Section 2 is concerned with identifying and locating people with preserved rights by using records held by the Department for Social Development (DSD).  The Section allows the disclosure of relevant information held by that Department about preserved rights recipients to DHSSPS, Boards and Trusts.

Section 2(1) specifies the persons to whom this Section applies.  Section 2(2), (3) and (4) specify the type of information which may be supplied, to whom it may be supplied and for what purpose it may be used or disclosed.  Section 2(5) imposes the restrictions, which apply to DSD in relation to unauthorised disclosure of information about particular persons, to apply also to all recipients of the information.

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