3.0.1 This is statutory guidance and it should be used with reference to the legislation.
3.0.2 Section 53 of the Act requires that Health Boards, Local Authorities and Integration Authorities must have regard to guidance issued by Ministers in relation to their functions under the legislation; having had regard to the guidance, they may determine that an alternative is more appropriate, in which case they will need to be able to justify the decision.
3.0.3 Where the guidance relates to mandatory requirements reference is made to the legislation through the relevant section number as set out in the Act or regulations.
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