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Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972

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PART IVN.I.CENTRAL BODIES

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Arts. 22, 23 rep. by 1986 NI 24

Advisory committeesN.I.

Central advisory committeesN.I.

24.—(1) The Minister may appoint a central advisory committee for any profession or professions engaged in the provision of services under this Order or for a particular service provided under this Order, and may, at any time after consultation with that committee, dissolve that committee.

(2) A central advisory committee shall advise[F1 the Department on the provision of any service with which that committee is concerned and shall undertake such investigation as the Department thinks fit.]

Para. (3) rep. by 1986 NI 24

(4) A central advisory committee shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Minister and such other members as the Minister may consider necessary, appointed after consultation with such interests as appear to the Minister to be concerned; and the Minister may at any time appoint an additional member or fill a vacancy created by the death or resignation of a member.

(5) A central advisory committee may appoint sub-committees, whether jointly with another central advisory committee or otherwise, and may appoint to such sub-committees persons who are not members of the central advisory committee or committees concerned.

(6) A central advisory committee may regulate its own quorum and procedure.

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Other advisory committeesN.I.

25.—(1) For the purpose of obtaining advice upon any matter arising in connection with the performance of the duty of the Ministry under Article 4, other than a matter in relation to which a central advisory committee has been appointed, the Minister may appoint such other advisory committees as he considers necessary, and may, after any such committee has performed the functions for which it was appointed, or at any other time after consultation with that committee, dissolve that committee.

(2) An advisory committee shall consist of a chairman and such other members as the Minister may consider necessary for the purposes of the committee; and the Minister may at any time appoint an additional member or fill a vacancy created by the death or resignation of a member.

(3) An advisory committee may regulate its own quorum and procedure.

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Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social ServicesN.I.

26.—(1) There shall be established a body to be called the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services (in this Order referred to as “the Agency”).

(2) The constitution of the Agency shall be as provided in that behalf in Part I of Schedule 3, and the supplementary provisions contained in Part II of that Schedule shall have effect with respect to the Agency.

Functions of the AgencyN.I.

27.—(1) The Agency shall exercise such of the Ministry's functions under this Order as the Ministry may direct.

(2) After consultation with the Health and Social Services Boards and any other interests which appear to it to be concerned, the Ministry may, where the Ministry considers it expedient for the efficient discharge of the functions of the Boards, direct that the performance of such functions as the Ministry may determine shall be referred to the Agency and be discharged by it on behalf of any or all of the Boards.

[F2(3) Paragraph (2) applies to HSS trusts as it applies to Health and Social Services Boards.]

(4) In carrying out its functions the Agency shall act in accordance with regulations and directions.

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Arts. 28, 29 rep. by 1991 NI 1

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