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Health and Personal Social Services (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 2: Powers to obtain and disclose information etc

Provides NISSC with a power to obtain information to assist it with the functions of registering social workers and social care workers and making a determination about a person’s fitness to practise.  It also provides NISCC with a power to require a person to provide details of all relevant employers in instances where NISCC is carrying out an investigation of a registered person.  It further provides NISCC, in instances when it is in the public interest, with a power to publish information relating to a person’s fitness to practise.

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