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The Patient and Client Council (Membership and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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5.—(1) The Chair of the Council shall be appointed for a period not exceeding 4 years.

(2) The other members of the Council shall be appointed for a period not exceeding 4 years.

(3) Members of the Council may be appointed for periods of different duration.

(4) The period of appointment of the Chair and of any particular member of the Council shall be determined by the Department.

(5) Subject to regulation 3, the Chair or a member of the Council may, on the termination of the period of tenure of office, be eligible for re-appointment for such further period, not exceeding 4 years as the Department may in any particular case determine.

(6) The Department may, instead of re-appointing the Chair or a member of the Council 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.

(7) A Chair or any member of the Council specified in regulation 2(2)(a), (b) or (c)—

(a)who ceases to be a—

(i)member of a district council;

(ii)representative of a voluntary organisation with an interest in health and social care; or

(iii)representative of a trade union;

shall cease to be a Chair or a member of the Council;

(b)who is suspended from being a—

(i)member of a district council;

(ii)representative of a voluntary organisation with an interest in health and social care; or

(iii)representative of a trade union;

shall be suspended from being a Chair or a member of the Council while so suspended.

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