Statutory guidance regarding the supply of wheelchairs on short-term loan to guide rehabilitation and self-reliance.
Health insurance and Personal Care Integration
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Joint performing Act) establishes the appropriate framework for integrating health and social care in Scotland. The Act calls for each wellness Board and Local Authority to delegate a number of their functions that are statutory and connected budgets, for their Integration Authority.
Laws that underpin the Act set out which health insurance and social care functions needs to be delegated. The supply of gear and adaptations are functions which must certanly be delegated into the Integration Authority.
Energy of Ministers to Issue Direction and Guidance
Underneath the Joint performing Act Ministers have the ability to issue guidelines and Guidance to Health Boards, regional authorities and Integration Authorities in terms of performing their functions.
This advice note is granted as statutory guidance beneath the terms of area 53 regarding the Joint performing Act, and therefore Health Boards, neighborhood authorities and Integration Authorities must-have respect to the good advice provided.
It ought to be read together with other statutory guidance and advice given underneath the regards to the Act  , alongside the help with Providing Equipment and Adaptations (CCD 5/2009), and subsequent help with supplying kids’ gear (DL 01 (2015)) which detail the overarching principles for the evaluation for, and provision of, community gear and adaptations.
This guidance happens to be developed in reaction to reports from the British Red Cross which highlighted inconsistency and gaps within the supply of standard wheelchairs for short-term, short-term loan.