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Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 23 – Application of this Act: relevant authorities with mixed functions

This Section provides that for a general health care provider, the relevant authority provisions of The Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 apply only to the general health care provided by the provider.

In relation to an independent provider, the relevant authority provisions of this Act apply only to the service the independent provider was providing (or which it was its function to provide) under arrangements with a health and social care body or a general health care provider.

In relation to any other relevant authority, (except a nursing or residential care home) the relevant authority provisions of this Act apply only to the public functions exercised by the relevant authority.

All nursing and residential care homes, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector are included as relevant authorities for the purposes of the Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

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