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Health and Personal Social Services (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.—(1) The 2001 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 2(3) (“social care worker” etc)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for “a Health and Social Services Board or” substitute “the Regional Board or an”;

(b)in paragraph (d) for “Health and Social Services Boards” substitute “the Regional Board”.

(3) In sections 4(1), 5A(3), (6)(b) and (7) and 11(A1) omit “maintained by the Council”.

(4) In section 18 (rules) after subsection (3) insert—

(4) Rules under this Part may contain transitional, transitory or savingprovision.

(5) Transitional provision made by rules under section 6 may inparticular provide that where a person appeals against a decision made before the coming into operation of the rules (or any amendment of the rules), for the purposes of section 15(2)(c) the rules are (or the amendment is) to be treated as having been in operation at the time of that decision..

(5) In section 22 (interpretation)—

(a)the existing provision becomes subsection (1) of that section;

(b)after that subsection insert—

(2) In this Part—

“the register” means the register maintained under section 3;

“registered person” means a person registered in a part of the register..

(6) In section 57(1) (regulations and orders) for “subsections (2) and (3)” substitute “subsection (2)”.

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