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Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009

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The chief officer and other staff

12.—(1) There shall be a chief officer of the Regional Board who shall be a member of the staff of the Regional Board and shall be responsible to the Regional Board for the general exercise of its functions.

(2) Subject to paragraph 13—

(a)the first chief officer shall be appointed by the Department; and

(b)any subsequent chief officer shall be appointed by the Regional Board.

13.—(1) The qualifications, remuneration and conditions of service of officers of the Regional Board may be determined by the Department.

(2) Regulations may make provision with respect to—

(a)the method of appointment of officers of the Regional Board;

(b)the qualifications, remuneration and conditions of service of such officers of the Regional Board as may be prescribed;

and an officer such as is mentioned in head (b) shall not be employed otherwise than in accordance with the regulations.

(3) Determinations or regulations under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) may provide for approvals or determinations to have effect from a date specified in them.

(4) The date mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) may be before or after the date of giving the approvals or making the determinations but may not be before if it would be to the detriment of the officers to whom the approvals or determinations relate.

(5) The appointment and removal from office of such officers of the Regional Board as may be prescribed is subject to the approval of the Department.

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