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National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972

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Schedule 1Health Boards and University Liaison Committees

Part IHealth Boards

1A Health Board shall be a body corporate and shall have a common seal.

2A Health Board shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Secretary of State and such number of other members so appointed as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

3Appointments under paragraph 2 above shall be made after consultation with the following bodies—

(a)county councils and town councils of large burghs (within the meaning of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947) in the area of the Health Board concerned ;

(b)any university appearing to the Secretary of State to have an interest in the provision of health services in that area;

(c)such organisations as the Secretary of State may recognise as representative in that area of the medical, dental, nursing, pharmaceutical and ophthalmic professions and such other professions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, or of those professions generally ; and

(d)such other organisations as appear to the Secretary of Stale to be concerned.

4In the case of appointments made before the appointed day for the transfer of functions to a Health Board, the Secretary of State shall also consult with such of the following bodies providing services in the area of the Health Board as appear to him to be appropriate, that is to say—

(a)Regional Hospital Boards ;

(b)Boards of Management;

(c)Executive Councils ; and

(d)local health authorities.

5The Secretary of State may pay to the chairman of a Health Board such remuneration as he may, with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, from time to time determine.

6In Part III of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957 (which specifies offices the holders of which are disqualified under that Act) as it applies to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, there shall be inserted at the appropriate point in alphabetical order the entry

Paid chairman of a Health Board constituted under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972.

7A Health Board may employ such officers and servants on such terms as to remuneration and conditions of service as the Board may, subject to regulations, determine.

8Regulations may make provision with respect to the method of appointment of officers or servants of a Health Board and as to the qualifications, remuneration and conditions of service of those persons.

9No officer or servant of a Health Board to whom regulations apply shall be employed otherwise than in accordance with the regulations.

10Regulations under paragraph 8 above shall not contain a requirement that all consultants employed for the purpose of hospitals shall be employed whole-time.

11The application of the seal of a Board to any document shall be attested by at least one member of the Board and by the person for the time being acting as Secretary of the Board.

12Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by a Board and to be sealed and attested as aforesaid or to be duly signed on behalf of the Board shall be received in evidence and shall be deemed to be such an instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

Part IIUniversity Liaison Committees

The University Liaison Committee for any area or combination of areas shall consist of such number of members as the Secretary of State thinks fit, and of those members—

(a)not less than one-third shall be appointed by any university or universities appearing to the Secretary of State to have an interest in the health service in the area or combined areas ;

(b)a number, equal to the number appointed under paragraph (a) above, shall be appointed by the Health Board for the area or, as the case may be, by the Health Boards for the combined areas acting jointly ; and

(c)any other members shall be appointed in such manner as may be provided in the order constituting the Committee. The Committee shall appoint one of their number to be chairman.

Part IIISupplementary Provisions

1Regulations may make provision—

(a)as to the appointment, tenure of office and vacation of office of chairmen and members of Health Boards and University Liaison Committees ;

(b)as to the delegation of functions to committees or subcommittees composed, as to a majority, of members of those bodies;

(c)as to the procedure of those bodies, their committees and sub-committees; and

(d)for the payment by Health Boards of subscriptions, of such amounts as the Secretary of State may approve, to the funds of such associations or other bodies as he may from time to time approve.

2The proceedings of a Health Board or a University Liaison Committee shall not be invalidated by any vacancy in membership or by any defect in the appointment of any member thereof.

3The Secretary of State shall pay to members of a Health Board, the committees and sub-committees thereof, and to members of University Liaison Committees, such travelling and other allowances, including compensation for loss of remunerative time, as he may, with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, from time to time determine.

4Allowances shall not be paid under paragraph 3 above except in connection with the performance of such powers or duties, in such circumstances, as the Secretary of State may determine.

5Payments under paragraph 3 above shall be made at such times and in such manner, and subject to such conditions as to records, certificates or otherwise, as the Secretary of State may determine.

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