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Do regulated care homes fall into the category of 'public authority' in the Freedom of Information Act?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/05/2017

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  • Do regulated care homes fall into the category of 'public authority' in the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to information held by public authorities. The FIA 2000 regime applies to 'public authorities', a term which is defined by FIA 2000, s 3 to include any body, person, or office holder which is:

  1. listed in FIA 2000, Sch 1

  2. designated as such by an order of the Secretary of State, or

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