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The Local Commissioning Groups (Membership) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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3.—(1) The term of office of members of a Local Commissioning Group shall be 4 years or such other period as may be determined by the Regional Board at the time the appointments are made.

(2) Subject to regulation 4, a member of a Local Commissioning Group specified in regulation 2(2)(a), (b), (c), (e) or (f) may, on the termination of the term of office, be eligible for re-appointment for such further period, not exceeding 4 years as the Regional Board may in any particular case determine.

(3) The Regional Board may instead of re-appointing a member of a Local Commissioning Group specified in regulation 2(2)(a), (b), (c), (e) or (f) on the expiration of his term of office, extend his appointment for such further period as may appear reasonable in the particular circumstances; but the period by which an appointment is extended must not exceed 4 years.

(4) A general medical practitioner or a dental practitioner who ceases to practise within the area of the Local Commissioning Group shall cease to be a member of the Local Commissioning Group.

(5) A district councillor who ceases to be a member of a district council within the area of the Local Commissioning Group shall cease to be a member of the Local Commissioning Group.

(6) A person who ceases to be a representative from a voluntary organisation with an interest in health and social care within the area of the Local Commissioning Group shall cease to be a member of the Local Commissioning Group.

(7) A pharmacist who ceases to provide pharmaceutical services within the area of the Local Commissioning Group shall cease to be a member of the Local Commissioning Group.

(8) A person appointed under paragraph (2)(d), (g), (h) or (i) who is suspended from employment with the Regional Board or Regional Agency shall be suspended from membership of the Local Commissioning Group while suspended from that employment.

(9) A person appointed under paragraph (2)(d), (g), (h) or (i) who ceases to be an employee of the Regional Board or Regional Agency shall cease to be a member of the Local Commissioning Group.

(10) Where for any reason, the place of a member becomes vacant before the expiration of the member’s term of office whether by death, resignation or otherwise, the term of office of any person appointed in that person’s place shall be for the remainder of the term of office of the former member.

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