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5.—(1) In this Act—
“the appointed day” means the day appointed under section 7 for the coming into operation of section 1(1);
“the Department” means the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety;
“ordinarily resident” shall be construed in accordance with regulations under section 1(7)(a);
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;
“preserved right” means a preserved right within the meaning of the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 (SR 1987/459);
“regulations” means regulations made by the Department;
“relevant premises” means premises listed in Article 36A(1) of the 1972 Order; and
“the 1972 Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 14).
(2) In this Act any reference (however expressed) to services provided by the Department includes services—
(a)which the Department arranges to provide; or
(b)the provision of which the Department secures.
(3) Except where any provision of this Act otherwise provides, any word or expression to which a meaning is assigned by Article 2(2) of the 1972 Order has the same meaning in this Act as in that Order.
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