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Title and commencementN.I.

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1994.

(2) Except as provided by paragraph (3), this Order shall come into operation on 1st March 1994.

(3) Articles 5 to 7 and Schedules 1 and 2 shall come into operation on 1st April 1994.

InterpretationN.I.

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954F1 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) Article 2(2) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972F2 (interpretation) shall apply for the purposes of this Order as it applies for the purposes of that Order.

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F21972 NI 14

Certain functions of Health and Social Services Boards to be exercisable on their behalf by [F3HSC trusts]N.I.

3.—(1) A Health and Social Services Board may, with the approval of the Department, by instrument in writing under seal provide for such relevant functions of the Board as are specified to be exercisable, in relation to the operational area of a specified [F4HSC trust], by that [F4HSC trust] on behalf of the Board.

(2) In this Article and Article 4—

“authorisation” means an instrument executed under paragraph (1);

“relevant functions”, in relation to a Health and Social Services Board, means functions of the Board under any statutory provision prescribed for the purposes of this Article by regulations made by the Department subject to negative resolution;

“specified” means specified in the authorisation;

“the 1991 Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991F5;

and references in those Articles to functions of a Health and Social Services Board include references to functions exercisable by a Board on behalf of the Department.

(3) Section 17(2) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954F6 applies to an authorisation as if it were a statutory instrument; and references in this Article and Article 4 to an authorisation include references to an amendment or revocation of an authorisation.

(4) An authorisation shall come into operation on such date, not being a date earlier than 1st April 1994, as may be specified.

(5) An authorisation may contain such transitional provisions as the Health and Social Services Board thinks fit, including in particular provisions—

(a)for specified acts done by or in relation to the Board or an [F7HSC trust] at any time before the authorisation comes into operation to have effect after that time for specified purposes as if done by or in relation to the other of those two bodies;

(b)for any reference to the Board or an [F8HSC trust] in any statutory provision, statutory document (within the meaning of section 1(e) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954) or order or direction of a court to have effect for specified purposes as a reference to the other of those two bodies;

and any such transitional provisions shall for such purposes have effect in relation to such acts, statutory provisions, statutory documents, orders or directions.

(6) Without prejudice to the operation of Article 17 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972F9, the Department—

(a)may direct a Health and Social Services Board to execute an authorisation in such terms as the Department may direct;

(b)shall give directions to a Health and Social Services Board as to the notification and publication by the Board of authorisations.

(7) An [F10HSC trust] shall, notwithstanding that it is exercising functions on behalf of a Health and Social Services Board by virtue of an authorisation for the time being in operation under this Article, be entitled to enforce any rights acquired and shall be liable in respect of any liabilities incurred (including any liabilities in tort) in the exercise of those functions in all respects as if it were acting as a principal, and all proceedings for the enforcement of such rights or liabilities shall be brought by or against the [F10HSC trust] in its own name.

Para. (8) rep. by 2001 c. 3 (NI)

(9) In Schedule 3 to the 1991 Order after paragraph 3 there shall be inserted—

3A.  An order made in relation to an [F11HSC trust] shall, if the trust is to exercise functions on behalf of a Health and Social Services Board by virtue of an authorisation under Article 3(1) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1994, specify the operational area of the trust, that is to say, the area in relation to which those functions are to be exercisable..

(10) References in any other statutory provision to functions of an [F12HSC trust] include references to functions exercisable by an [F12HSC trust] on behalf of a Health and Social Services Board by virtue of an authorisation.

(11) The Department may by regulations make such amendments to any statutory provision (including those mentioned in Schedule 1) as appear to the Department to be necessary or expedient to facilitate, or to be otherwise consequential on, the exercise by [F13HSC trusts] of relevant functions of Health and Social Services Boards by virtue of authorisations executed under this Article.

(12) Regulations under paragraph (11) which amend only statutory instruments shall be subject to negative resolution and all other regulations under that paragraph shall be subject to affirmative resolution.

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F91972 NI 14

Schemes for exercise by [F14HSC trusts] of functions on behalf of Health and Social Services BoardsN.I.

4.—(1) An [F15HSC trust] shall submit to a Health and Social Services Board a scheme for the exercise by the trust on behalf of the Board of relevant functions which are, or are proposed to become, so exercisable by the trust by virtue of an authorisation.

(2) A Health and Social Services Board may approve a scheme submitted to it by an HSS trust under paragraph (1), either without modifications or with such modifications as may be agreed with the trust.

(3) A Health and Social Services Board shall submit a scheme approved by it under paragraph (2) to the Department.

(4) The Department may approve a scheme submitted to it under paragraph (3), either without modifications or with such modifications as may be agreed with the Health and Social Services Board and the [F16HSC trust] concerned.

(5) An [F17HSC trust] shall give effect to any scheme approved by the Department under paragraph (4).

(6) An [F18HSC trust] may at any time, and shall if so requested by a Health and Social Services Board on whose behalf any relevant functions are exercisable by the trust by virtue of an authorisation, submit a new scheme under this Article to the Board and paragraphs (2) to (5) shall apply to any such new scheme as they apply to a scheme submitted under paragraph (1).

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AuditN.I.

5.  For Article 92 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972F19 there shall be substituted the following Articles—

Power of Department to give directions as to audit of accounts

92.  The Department may give directions generally with respect to the audit of accounts under Article 90(2)(a) or (5)(a) or Article 91(1)(a).

Powers and duties of auditor in auditing accounts

92A.(1) This Article applies to an auditor appointed by the Department in auditing accounts required to be audited under Article 90(2)(a) or (5)(a) or Article 91(1)(a).

(2) The auditor shall by examination of the accounts and otherwise satisfy himself—

(a)that the accounts are in the form directed by the Department and comply with all requirements imposed by or under any statutory provision;

(b)that proper practices have been observed in the compilation of the accounts; and

(c)that the body whose accounts are being audited has made proper arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources.

(3) The auditor shall comply with any directions under Article 92.

(4) The auditor shall consider whether, in the public interest, he should make a report on any matter coming to his notice in the course of the audit in order that it may be considered by the body whose accounts are being audited and brought to the attention of the Department, and shall consider whether the public interest requires any such matter to be made the subject of an immediate report rather than of a report to be made at the conclusion of the audit.

(5) If the auditor has reason to believe that the body whose accounts are being audited, or any officer of that body—

(a)is about to make, or has made, a decision which involves or would involve the incurring of expenditure which is unlawful; or

(b)is about to take, or has taken, a course of action which, if pursued to its conclusion, would be unlawful and likely to cause a loss or deficiency,

he shall refer the matter forthwith to the Department.

(6) The auditor shall be entitled—

(a)to require access at all reasonable times to all such documents relating to the body whose accounts are being audited as appear to him necessary for the purposes of the audit;

(b)to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as he thinks necessary for the purposes of the audit;

(c)without prejudice to sub-paragraph (b), to require any officer or member of a body whose accounts are being audited to give him such information or explanation as he thinks necessary for the purposes of the audit;

(d)to require any such person as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) or (c) to attend before him in person to give any such information or explanation as is so mentioned.

(7) In the case of a recognised fund-holding practice the references in paragraph (6) to documents include references to documents relating to all the accounts and records of the members of the practice, whether or not relating to the allotted sum; and in this paragraph “allotted sum” and “recognised fund-holding practice” have the same meaning as in Article 18 of the 1991 Order.

(8) Without prejudice to paragraph (6), a body whose accounts are being audited shall provide the auditor with every facility and all information which he may reasonably require for the purposes of the audit.

(9) Any person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with any requirement of the auditor under paragraph (6) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale and if the failure continues after the conviction he shall be guilty of a further offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one-tenth of level 3 on the standard scale for each day on which the failure continues.

Studies for improving economy, etc. in services

92B.(1) The Department may appoint auditors to undertake comparative or other studies to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of services by a body to which this Article applies.

(2) The Department shall—

(a)consult with the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on the nature and scope of studies to be undertaken under this Article; and

(b)on request, furnish to the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland all material relevant to any studies undertaken under this Article.

(3) This Article applies to—

(a)Health and Social Services Boards;

(b)the Agency;

(c)special agencies;

(d)[F20HSC trusts];

(e)fund-holding practices; and

(f)the trustees for an [F21HSC trust] appointed in pursuance of Article 16 of the 1991 Order.

(4) Paragraphs (5) to (8) apply to an auditor appointed by the Department in undertaking any studies under this Article.

(5) The auditor shall be entitled—

(a)to require access at all reasonable times to all such documents relating to a body to which this Article applies as appear to him necessary for the purposes of the studies;

(b)to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as he thinks necessary for the purposes of the studies;

(c)without prejudice to sub-paragraph (b), to require any officer or member of a body to which this Article applies to give him such information or explanation as he thinks necessary for the purposes of the studies;

(d)to require any such person as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) or (c) to attend before him in person to give any such information or explanation as is so mentioned.

(6) In the case of a recognised fund-holding practice the references in paragraph (5) to documents include references to documents relating to all the accounts and records of the members of the practice, whether or not relating to the allotted sum; and in this paragraph “allotted sum” and “recognised fund-holding practice” have the same meaning as in Article 18 of the 1991 Order.

(7) Without prejudice to paragraph (5), a body to which this Article applies shall provide the auditor with every facility and all information which he may reasonably require for the purposes of the studies.

(8) Any person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with any requirement of the auditor under paragraph (5) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale and if the failure continues after the conviction he shall be guilty of a further offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one-tenth of level 3 on the standard scale for each day on which the failure continues..

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F191972 NI 14

Qualifications for registration as pharmaceutical chemistN.I.

6.—(1) The Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976F22 shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this Article.

(2) In Article 5(1) after sub-paragraph (b) there shall be inserted—

(bb)the conditions as to character, physical and mental health and other matters to be satisfied by persons desirous of being registered as pharmaceutical chemists under this Order; .

(3) In Article 8(2) at the beginning there shall be inserted the words “Subject to paragraph (2A),”.

(4) In Article 8 after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—

(2A) A person shall not be entitled to be registered under this Order as a pharmaceutical chemist by virtue of paragraph (2)(b) or (c) unless he satisfies such conditions (if any) as to character, physical or mental health or other matters as may be prescribed. .

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F221976 NI 22

Amendments and repealsN.I.

7.  Para. (1)—Amendments

(2) Article 17(1A) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972F23 (which has ceased to be of any practical utility) shall cease to have effect.

Para. (3)—Repeals

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