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Appointment of Consultants Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Regulation 7(a)

SCHEDULE 1Constitution of an Advisory Appointments Committee

Consultant Committee

1.  The Board shall constitute a Committee in accordance with the following provisions of this Schedule.

2.  The Board shall appoint to the Committee six persons, hereafter referred to as “core members”, of whom:

(a)one shall be a lay member of the Board;

(b)one shall be a professional member who shall be—

(i)a person employed by the Board as a consultant in the relevant specialty; or

(ii)where no such person is available for the purpose a person employed by the Board as a consultant in some other specialty;

(c)when the appointment is to a consultant post in a hospital the medical director or, in the case of a dental appointment, the dental director of that hospital or a person who acts in a similar capacity in that hospital;

(d)one shall be the chief officer of the Board;

(e)one shall be a consultant specialising in the branch of medicine or dentistry concerned practising outside Northern Ireland;

(f)one shall be nominated by the Faculty of Medicine of the Queen’s University of Belfast.

3.  In addition to the core members the Board may appoint such additional members to the Committee as it thinks fit.

4.  A Committee shall have a majority of professional members and a majority of members who are persons employed by the Board or who are members of the Board.

5.  Two or more Boards may in the appointment of a Committee act together as if they were a single Board.

Regulation 7(b)

SCHEDULE 2Constitution of an Advisory Appointments Committee

Consultant in Public Health Medicine Committee

1.  The Board shall constitute a Committee in accordance with the following provisions of this Schedule.

2.  The Board shall appoint to the Committee six members, hereafter referred to as “core members”, of whom:

(a)one shall be a lay member of the Board;

(b)one shall be a medical practitioner employed as a consultant by or in contract as a general medical practitioner with the Board on the nomination of its Area Medical Advisory Committee;

(c)one shall be the Director of Public Health of the Board or a professional member nominated by him;

(d)one shall be the chief officer of the Board;

(e)one shall be a consultant in public health medicine practising outside Northern Ireland;

(f)one shall be nominated by the Faculty of Medicine of the Queen’s University of Belfast.

3.  In addition to the core members the Board may appoint such additional members to the Committee as it thinks fit.

4.  A Committee shall have a majority of professional members and a majority of members who are persons employed by the Board or who are members of the Board.

5.  Two or more Boards may in the appointment of a Committee act together as if they were a single Board.

Regulation 7(c)

SCHEDULE 3Constitution of an Advisory Appointments Committee

Director of Public Health Committee

1.  The Board shall constitute a Committee in accordance with the following provisions of this Schedule.

2.  The Board shall appoint to the Committee five persons, hereafter referred to as “core members”, of whom:

(a)one shall be the Chairman of the Board;

(b)one shall be a lay member of the Board;

(c)one shall be the chief officer of the Board;

(d)two shall be consultants in public health medicine practising outside Northern Ireland.

3.  In addition to the core members the Board may appoint such additional members to the Committee as it thinks fit.

4.  The Chairman of the Board shall act as Chairman of the Committee.

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 4Proceedings of the Advisory Appointments Committee

1.  The Committee shall not transact any business in the absence of any core member unless there is present a person who has been nominated by the core member to act as his deputy.

2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) where an appointed member is unwilling or unable to perform his functions another person may be appointed in the same manner to be a member in his place.

(2) Where the person who is unwilling or unable to perform his functions is—

(a)the chief officer of the Board another executive member of the Board may be appointed to act in his place;

(b)a professional member appointed in accordance with paragraph 2(b) or (c) of Schedule 1 or paragraph 2(b) or (c) of Schedule 2, another professional member shall be appointed to act in his place.

3.  The Chairman of the Committee shall be the lay member appointed under paragraph 2(a) of Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 or the Chairman of the Board appointed under paragraph 2(a) of Schedule 3.

4.  The Board shall appoint an officer to service the Committee and to provide such clerical or other assistance as the Committee may require.

5.  In the event of an equality of votes the Chairman shall not have a second or casting vote and no applicant shall be considered suitable for employment unless a majority of the Committee considers him to be so suitable.

6.  Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 above, the proceedings of the Committee shall not be invalidated by any vacancy in, or failure to appoint to, or defect in the appointment or qualification of any member of, the Committee.

7.  In this Schedule “executive member of the Board” means any person appointed to membership of the Board under the provisions of Article 3(d) or 3(e) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1).

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