The Aim of this Guidance
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).