Can an opted-in body opt out at a later date?

No, acceptance of PSAA’s invitation to opt in means that the body is opted in for the duration of the compulsory appointing period (five years from either 2018/19 or 2023/24 respectively).

The only exception is where the body ceases to exist or the body ceases to fall within the classes of authorities for which PSAA is the appointing person.