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Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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9.—(1) No order shall be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Assembly.

(2) If it is proposed to lay a draft of an order before the Assembly, the Department must first—

(a)publish a draft of the order; and

(b)invite representations to be made to the Department about the draft by—

(i)persons appearing to the Department appropriate to represent the profession,

(ii)persons appearing to the Department appropriate to represent those provided with services by the profession; and

(iii)any other persons appearing to the Department appropriate to consult about the draft.

(3) After the end of the period of three months beginning with the publication of the draft, the Department may lay before the Assembly the draft as published or that draft with any modifications it considers appropriate, together with a report about the consultation.

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