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Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Commissioner

    1. 1.The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

    2. 2.Principal aim of the Commissioner

  3. Functions of the Commissioner

    1. 3.Duties of the Commissioner

    2. 4.General powers of the Commissioner

    3. 5.General review of advocacy, complaint, inspection and whistle-blowing arrangements of relevant authorities

    4. 6.Review of advocacy, complaint, inspection and whistle-blowing arrangements of relevant authorities in individual cases

    5. 7.Assistance with complaints to relevant authorities

    6. 8.Investigation of complaints against relevant authorities

    7. 9.Actions which may be investigated: restrictions and exclusions

    8. 10.Power to bring, intervene in or assist in legal proceedings

    9. 11.Assistance in relation to legal proceedings

    10. 12.Conciliation of disputes

  4. Formal investigations

    1. 13.Formal investigations

    2. 14.Formal investigations: exclusions

    3. 15.Report on formal investigation

    4. 16.Further action following report on formal investigation

    5. 17.Evidence in formal investigations

    6. 18.Powers of entry and inspection for purposes of formal investigation

    7. 19.Obstruction and contempt in relation to formal investigation

    8. 20.Disclosure of information by Commissioner

  5. Review of this Act

    1. 21.Review of this Act

  6. Supplementary provisions

    1. 22.Privilege for certain publications

    2. 23.Application of this Act: relevant authorities with mixed functions

    3. 24.Application of this Act: matters arising before commencement

  7. Interpretation

    1. 25.Interpretation: “older person”

    2. 26.Interpretation: “relevant authority”

    3. 27.Interpretation: general

  8. General

    1. 28.Commencement

    2. 29.Short title

  9. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

    2. Schedule 2

      Investigation under section 4(4)

    3. Schedule 3

      Relevant authorities

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