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PART IIIN.I.HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES BOARDS, ETC.

Establishment of Health and Social Services BoardsN.I.

16.—(1) The Ministry shall by order establish bodies to be called Health and Social Services Boards, for such areas as it may by order determine.

(2) An order under paragraph (1) determining the area of any Health and Social Services Board may include in the area any waters forming part of a port established for the purposes of the enactments relating to the customs of the United Kingdom and abutting on that area.

(3) The constitution of a Health and Social Services Board shall be as provided in that behalf in Part I of Schedule 1 and the supplementary provisions contained in Part II of that Schedule shall have effect with respect to a Health and Social Services Board.

Functions of Health and Social Services BoardsN.I.

17.F1(1) The Health and Social Services Boards shall—

(a)exercise on behalf of the Ministry such functions (including functions imposed under an order of any court) with respect to the administration of such health and personal social services as the Ministry may direct;

(b)make arrangements, on behalf of the Ministry, for the provision of services under Part VI;

  • Sub-para. (c) rep. by 1995 NI 2

  • Sub-para. (cc) rep. by 1995 NI 2

F2[(d)provide such facilities and accommodation for persons training with a view to qualification for registration as nurses and midwives as the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland may require in discharging functions under section 6(1)(a) of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979 [1979 c.36] ;]

and shall do so in accordance with regulations and directions.

Para. (1A) rep. by 1994 NI 2

[F3(1ZA) A Health and Social Services Board shall, in accordance with regulations and directions, perform such functions in relation to Article 15B arrangements as may be prescribed.

(1ZB) Regulations under paragraph (1ZA) may, in particular—

(a)prescribe functions in relation to training;

(b)provide for appeals to the Department or a prescribed body in relation to functions prescribed by the regulations.]

(2) Where a function is conferred on a Health and Social Services Board by any other transferred provision, that function shall be deemed to be a function which the Ministry has directed the Health and Social Services Board to exercise under paragraph (1).

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SchemesN.I.

18.—(1) A Health and Social Services Board shall, within such period as the Ministry may specify, submit to the Ministry a scheme for the exercise of its functions.

(2) A scheme under paragraph (1) shall be made in accordance with regulations and directions.

(3) The Ministry may, by order, approve a scheme submitted to it under paragraph (1), with or without modifications, and the Health and Social Services Board shall give effect to any scheme so approved.

(4) A Health and Social Services Board may at any time, and if directed by the Ministry shall within such period as the Ministry may specify, submit a new scheme under this Article and paragraph (3) shall apply to any such new scheme.

(5) If a Health and Social Services Board fails to submit any scheme which it is required under this Article to submit within a period specified by the Ministry, the Ministry may make a scheme which shall have effect as if it had been submitted and approved under this Article.

Joint committeesN.I.

19.  Where it appears to the Ministry to be expedient in the interests of efficiency that a joint committee should be established for the areas of two or more Health and Social Services Boards for the purpose of exercising some but not all of their functions, the Ministry may by order—

(a)constitute such a joint committee;

(b)provide for the exercise by that committee of such functions as may be specified in the order;

(c)apply to that committee any provision of this Order, subject to the modifications (if any) specified in the order;

(d)provide for the winding-up and dissolution of that committee;

(e)make such other provision in connection with that committee as the Ministry thinks fit.

Art. 20 rep. by 1991 NI 1

University Liaison CommitteesN.I.

21.—(1) The Ministry may by order establish for the area of a Health and Social Services Board or for the areas of two or more Boards, a University Liaison Committee for the purpose of advising that Board or those Boards on the administration of the health services in the area or areas in relation to the provision of facilities for undergraduate or post-graduate clinical teaching or for research, and for the purpose of advising that Board or those Boards and the university or universities concerned on any matter of common interest to them.

(2) An order under paragraph (1) may—

(a)constitute such a University Liaison Committee;

(b)provide for the exercise by that Committee of such functions as may be specified in the order;

(c)apply to that Committee any provision of this Order, subject to the modifications (if any) specified in the order;

(d)provide for the winding-up and dissolution of that Committee;

(e)make such other provision in connection with that Committee as the Ministry thinks fit.

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