Thank you for your email and letter.

We have reviewed the information provided. Regarding clause 123 (Regulation of health care and associated provisions), we think it is important that there is an ability for government to have powers for professions to be put into and out of regulation for patient safety purposes, but we donít have a view on whether these powers should be centralised or devolved.

We donít have any comments on the other matters outlined in your letter.

Kind regards

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