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31 (1) In this Act—
“the Central Services Agency” means the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services established under Article 26 of the Order of 1972;
“the Department” means the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety;
“the framework document” has the meaning given in section 5;
“” has the meaning given in section 1(5);
“” means a body established under Article 16 of the Order of 1972;
“health care” has the meaning given in section 2(5);
“health inequalities” has the meaning given in section 2(5);
“HSC trust” means a Health and Social Care trust established under Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (NI 1);
“the Mental Health Commission” means the Mental Health Commission for Northern Ireland established under Part 6 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 4);
“the Order of 1972” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 14);
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;
“the Regional Agency” means the Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being established under section 12;
“the Regional Board” means the Regional Health and Social Care Board established under section 7;
“RBSO” means the Regional Business Services Organisation established under section 14;
“RQIA” means the Health and Social Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority;
“regulations” means regulations made by the Department;
“” has the meaning given in section 2(5);
“special agency” means a special health and social care agency established under Article 3 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (NI 3);
“statutory provision” has the meaning given in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33).
(2) Other expressions used in this Act to which a meaning is given in Article 2(2), (3) or (4) of the Order of 1972 have the same meaning in this Act as in that Order.
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