The false or misleading information offence: guidance for providers

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 February 2015
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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The Care Act 2014 has put in place a new criminal offence applicable to care providers who supply, publish or otherwise make available certain types of information that is false or misleading, where that information is required to comply with a statutory or other legal obligation. The offence also applies to the ‘controlling minds’ of the organisation, where they have consented or connived in an offence committed by a care provider.

This guidance sets out the context for the offence and explains how the offence is applied.

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