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First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022: equalities impact assessment

An Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) to assess the impacts of The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022.


Equalities Impact Assessment of The Firsttier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022

Title of Policy

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022

Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy

These regulations make amendments to The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber (Procedure) Regulations 2018 and The Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Social Security Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2018. The amendments will provide the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, respectively, with a discretionary power to issue a direction prohibiting the disclosure of a document or information to a person ("the recipient") if a registered medical practitioner or a registered nurse has advised that the information is likely to cause serious harm to the physical or mental health of the recipient or some other person.

Directorate: Social Security Directorate

Division: Social Security Policy Division

Team: Five Family Payments, Funeral Support and Challenge Rights Unit

Contact

Email: Nathalie.Leger@gov.scot

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