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PART IIIN.I.HEALTH AND [F1SOCIAL CARE]– GENERAL

MiscellaneousN.I.

Disclosure of information by the Commissioner for ComplaintsN.I.

F250.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Provision of information as to births and deathsN.I.

51.—(1) The Registrar General of Births and Deaths in Northern Ireland may provide to the Department [F3, RBSO] any information to which this subsection applies.

(2) Any information provided under subsection (1) shall be provided in such form as appears to the Registrar General appropriate for the purpose of assisting the Department [F3, RBSO] in the performance of its functions in relation to [F4health care].

(3) Subsection (1) applies to any information—

(a)entered in any register kept under the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 14); or

(b)which is kept by the Registrar General under any other statutory provision and relates to any birth or death.

(4) The registrar of each district may furnish to [F5the Regional Board] such particulars of each birth and death which occurred in the Board's area as are entered in a register of births and deaths kept for that district.

(5) The Department may by regulations make provision as to the manner in which and the times at which particulars are to be furnished under subsection (4).

Liability of officers of Health and Social Services CouncilsN.I.

52.  In Article 97(1) of the principal Order (protection for officers of health and [F6social care] bodies acting in execution of duty) after sub-paragraph (d) there shall be inserted— or

(e)a Health and Social Services Council, .

Regulations under section 11 of the Medical Act 1983N.I.

53.  In section 11 of the Medical Act 1983 (c. 54) (supplementary provisions regarding experience required for full registration)—

(a)in subsection (4) in the definition of “prescribed” for “Secretary of State” there shall be substituted “Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety”;

(b)for subsection (7) there shall be substituted—

(7) The power of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 and regulations made by that Department under this section shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 as if they were statutory instruments within the meaning of that Act. .

Public access to meetings of certain bodiesN.I.

54.—(1) Sections 23 to 27 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 9) (which provide for public access to meetings of a district council and for the publication of information concerning such meetings) shall, with the modifications set out in subsection (2) apply in relation to meetings of—

[F7(a)the Regional Board;

(aa)the Regional Agency;

(b)RBSO;]

(c)a special agency;

(d)an [F8HSC trust];

[F9(e)the Patient and Client Council, and]

(f)the Northern Ireland Social Care Council,

as they apply in relation to meetings of a district council.

(2) The modifications are—

(a)any reference to a district council shall be read as a reference to a body mentioned in subsection (1); and

(b)any reference to councillors or members of the council shall be read as a reference to members of such a body.

(3) F10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sale of medical practices: goodwillN.I.

55.  For Schedule 10 to the principal Order there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 3.