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The Health and Personal Social Services(Special Agencies)(Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Title and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on the expiration of two months from the day on which it is made.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

“the principal Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(2);

“special agency” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 3(7).

(3) This Order shall be construed as one with the principal Order.

Special health and social services agencies

3.—(1) If the Department considers that a special body should be established for the purpose of performing any functions which the Department may under Article 4(1) direct the body to perform on behalf of the Department, the Department may by order establish a body for that purpose.

(2) The Department may, subject to the provisions of the Schedule, by order make such further provision relating to that body as it thinks fit.

(3) A body established in pursuance of this Article shall (without prejudice to the power conferred by paragraph (4) to allocate a particular name to the body) be called a special health and social services agency.

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by this Article to make an order, that order may in particular contain provisions as to—

(a)the membership of the body established by the order;

(b)the transfer to the body of officers, movable property, rights and liabilities; and

(c)the name by which the body is to be known.

(5) Before the Department makes an order under this Article, it shall consult with respect to the order such bodies as it may recognise as representing officers who in its opinion are likely to be transferred or affected by transfers in pursuance of the order.

(6) An order under this Article—

(a)may include such incidental or supplemental provision as the Department considers appropriate; and

(b)shall be subject to negative resolution.

(7) The Schedule shall have effect with respect to a special health and social services agency (referred to in that Schedule and the following provisions of this Order as a “special agency”).

Directions as to functions of special agency

4.—(1) The Department may direct a special agency to exercise on its behalf such functions with respect to the administration of such health and personal social services as are specified in the directions.

(2) The Department may give directions to a special agency with respect to the exercise of any functions exercisable by virtue of paragraph (1).

(3) The Department may direct that Article 18 of the principal Order (scheme as to exercise of functions) shall (with the appropriate modifications) apply to a special agency as it applies to a Health and Social Services Board.

(4) It shall be the duty of a special agency to comply with any directions given to it under this Article.

(5) Directions under this Article shall be in writing.

(6) In Article 3(3)(a) of the Health and Medicines (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(3) (directions as to exercise by other bodies ofDepartment’s powers for financing health services) after the words “principal Order” there shall be inserted the words “or the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990”.

Application of principal Order to special agencies

5.—(1) The principal Order shall have effect subject to the amendments in the following provisions of this Article, being amendments to apply to special agencies certain provisions of that Order.

(2) In Article 2(2) (interpretation) at the appropriate place in alphabetical order there shall be inserted the following definition—

  • “special agency” means a special health and social services agency established under the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990;.

(3) In Article 52 (power of Department in emergency) after the words “this Order” in the first place where they occur there shall be inserted the words “or the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990” and after those words in the second place where they occur there shall be inserted the words “or that Order”.

(4) In Article 53 (default powers of Department)—

(a)in paragraph (1) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” there shall be inserted the words “, any special agency”;

(b)in paragraphs (1) and (2) after the words “this Order” there shall be inserted the words “or the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990”.

(5) In Article 67 (co-operation with other bodies) after the words “Health and Social Services Boards” there shall be inserted the words “, special agencies”.

(6) In Article 68(1) (supply of goods and services) for the words “or the Agency” in both places where they occur there shall be substituted the words “, the Agency or a special agency”.

(7) In Article 69 (arrangements with district councils) after thewords “district council” in the first place where they occur there shallbe inserted the words “or a special agency and a district council” and after the words “Health and Social Services Board” in the second place where they occur there shall be inserted the words “or, as the case may be, the special agency”.

(8) In Article 85(1) (power to accept property on trust) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” there shall be inserted the words “or a special agency” and for the words “the Board's” there shall be substituted the words “that body's”.

(9) In Article 87(1) (payment of expenses by Department) after the words “Health and Social Services Boards” there shall be inserted the words “, the special agencies”.

(10) In Article 88(1) (regulation of financial arrangements) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” there shall be inserted the words “, each special agency”.

(11) In Article 89(1) for the words “or the Mental Health Act” there shall be substituted the words “or the Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990”.

(12) In Article 90 (accounts)—

(a)in paragraphs (1) and (2)(a) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” there shall be inserted the words “, each special agency”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(b) after the words “Health and Social Services Boards” there shall be inserted the words “, the special agencies”.

(13) In Article 91(a) (accounts of endowments, etc.) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” there shall be inserted the words “and each special agency”.

(14) In Article 92 (directions as to audit of accounts) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” there shall be inserted the words “, each special agency”.

(15) In Article 97(1) (protection for officer acting in execution of duty) after the words “Health and Social Services Board” in the first place where they occur there shall be inserted the words “, a special agency” and after those words in the second place where they occur there shall be inserted the words “, the special agency”.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

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