This guidance is intended for use by all members of an Integration Joint Board
particularly the Chair - and provides further advice to supplement the existing
legislation. The document focuses on the roles, responsibilities and membership of
the Integration Joint Board.
Section 53 of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (“the Act”) sets
out an Integration Joint Board is required to have regard to this guidance when
exercising its functions under the Act. This guidance relates to Integration Joint
Boards that must be established when a Health Board and Local Authority choose a
Body Corporate Model of integration (under section 1(4)(a) of the Act).