Section 2 – Commencement
53.Section 2 provides that the provisions of the Act will come into force on Royal Assent, except for section 1, which will be commenced by order by the Welsh Ministers. Section 1 contains the substantive provisions in the Act. It is section 1 that inserts the new sections 25A to 25E into the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006. Section 2 gives the Welsh Ministers the flexibility to decide when to commence section 1 by using a commencement order. The commencement order may commence different parts of section 1 at different times and for different purposes and make consequential, transitory or savings provisions in connection with the coming into force of a provision of the Act.