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

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6.—(1) A member of a Local Commissioning Group appointed under regulation 2(2)(a), (b), (c), (e) or (f) may resign membership at any time by giving not less than 30 days notice in writing to the Regional Board of his intention to do so.

(2) Where any member of a Local Commissioning Group—

(a)is absent from meetings of the Local Commissioning Group for more than 6 months consecutively, except for an approved reason;

(b)is convicted of an indictable offence;

(c)becomes disqualified for appointment under regulation 4;

(d)is incapable of carrying out his functions for reasons of ill health; or

(e)has failed to comply with paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Act (exclusion on account of pecuniary interest);

the Local Commissioning Group shall forthwith, by resolution, declare the office to be vacant and shall notify that fact in such manner as it thinks fit, and thereupon the office shall become vacant.

(3) In paragraph (2)(a) “approved reason” means a reason approved by the Regional Board.

(4) Where the Regional Board is of the opinion that it is not in the interests of, or conducive to the good management of, the Local Commissioning Group that a member should continue to hold office, it may forthwith remove that member by giving him notice in writing to that effect.

(5) Where a person has been appointed a member of the Local Commissioning Group and it comes to the notice of the Regional Board that at the time of the appointment he was disqualified for appointment under regulation 4, it shall forthwith declare that the person in question was not duly appointed and notify him in writing to that effect; and upon receipt of such notification, he shall be removed and he shall cease to act as a member of the Local Commissioning Group.

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