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

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Restructuring of administration of health and social care

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1.—(1) The following bodies are dissolved—

(a)Health and Social Services Boards;

(b)the Mental Health Commission;

(c)the Central Services Agency; and

(d)Health and Social Services Councils.

(2) The Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services Regulation and Improvement Authority established under Article 3 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 9)

(a)is renamed the Health and Social Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority; and

(b)is referred to in this Act as “RQIA”.

(3) Health and Social Services trusts established under Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (NI 1)

(a)are renamed Health and Social Care trusts; and

(b)are referred to in this Act as “HSC trusts”.

(4) Special health and social services agencies established under Article 3 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (NI 3)

(a)are renamed special health and social care agencies; and

(b)are referred to in this Act as “special agencies”.

(5) In this Act “the health and social care bodies” means—

(a)the Regional Health and Social Care Board, established under section 7 and referred to in this Act as “the Regional Board”;

(b)the Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being, established under section 12 and referred to in this Act as “the Regional Agency”;

(c)the Regional Business Services Organisation, established under section 14 and referred to in this Act as “RBSO”;

(d)HSC trusts;

(e)special agencies;

(f)the Patient and Client Council, established under section 16;

(g)RQIA.

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