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NHS Redress (Wales) Measure 2008

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9Functions with regard to redress arrangements

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(1)The regulations may make provision for any person or body within the health service in Wales to have such functions with regard to the operation of redress arrangements under this Measure as the Welsh Ministers think fit.

(2)The regulations may, in particular, provide for such persons or bodies to have functions in relation to—

(a)accessing redress;

(b)payments under settlement agreements by way of redress;

(c)the provision in connection with redress arrangements of advice or other guidance about specified matters;

(d)the provision in connection with redress arrangements of legal advice without charge;

(e)the monitoring of the carrying out by persons or bodies of their functions under the regulations;

(f)the publication of annual data about the redress arrangements.

(3)The regulations may require any body or person carrying out functions under the regulations to—

(a)keep specified records in relation to carrying out such functions;

(b)charge an individual of a specified description with responsibility for overseeing the carrying out of specified functions conferred on that body or person under the regulations;

(c)charge an individual of a specified description with responsibility for advising the body or person about lessons to be learnt from cases involving that body or person that are dealt with under the regulations.

(4)The regulations must require that such a body or person prepare and publish an annual report about cases involving that body or person that are dealt with under the regulations and the lessons to be learnt from them.

(5)The regulations may provide that any function exercisable by a body or person under the regulations may, by arrangement with that body or person and subject to such restrictions and conditions as that body or person may think fit, be exercised on behalf of that body or person by, or jointly with, another body or person.

(6)The regulations may require any body or person exercising functions under the regulations to have regard to any advice or guidance given from time to time by the Welsh Ministers.

(7)The provision that may be made under this section includes provision which has the effect that a body or person who has arranged for the provision of services shall have functions under the regulations which relate to someone else’s liability in connection with the provision of those services.

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