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The Commissioner for Complaints (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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2.—(1) Article 2(2) (interpretation) shall be amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In the definition of “body concerned” for “this Order” substitute “Article 7”.

(3) After the definition of “the Department” insert—

  • “general health services” has the meaning assigned by Article 8(2)(b);

  • “general health services provider” has the meaning assigned by Article 8(2)(a);

  • “general health services provider concerned”, in relation to an investigation pursuant to a complaint under Article 8, means the general health services provider providing the services in relation to which the complaint was made;

  • “health and social services body” means any of the following bodies—


    health and social services boards;


    health and social services councils;


    health and social services trusts;


    the Mental Health Commission for Northern Ireland;


    the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services; and


    special health and social services agencies;

  • “independent provider” has the meaning assigned by Article 8A(2);

  • “independent provider concerned”. in relation to an investigation pursuant to a complaint under Article 8A, means the independent provider providing the service in relation to which the complaint was made;.

(4) For the definition of “person aggrieved” substitute—

“person aggrieved” means the person who claims or is alleged to have sustained such injustice as is mentioned in Article 7(7), 8(5) or 8A(4);.

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