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(1)In this section—

(a)member” means a member of a [F2Strategic Health Authority,] Health Authority, Special Health Authority [F3, Primary Care Trust or Local Health Board], or a member of the board of directors of an NHS trust,

(b)employee member” means a member of a [F2Strategic Health Authority,] Health Authority, Special Health Authority [F4, Primary Care Trust or Local Health Board] who is an officer of the Authority or Trust, or an executive director of an NHS trust.

(2)An intervention order may provide for the removal from office of—

(a)all the members, or

(b)those specified in the order,

and for their replacement with individuals specified in or determined in accordance with the order (who need not be the same in number as the removed individuals).

(3)An intervention order may provide for the suspension (either wholly, or in respect only of powers and duties specified in or determined in accordance with the order) of—

(a)all the members, or

(b)those specified in the order,

and for the powers of the suspended members to be exercised, and their duties performed, during their suspension by individuals specified in or determined in accordance with the order (who need not be the same in number as the suspended individuals).

(4)The powers and duties referred to in subsection (3) are, in the case of an employee member, only those which he has in his capacity as a member.

(5)An intervention order may contain directions to the body to which it relates to secure that a function of the body specified in the directions—

(a)is performed, to the extent specified in the directions, on behalf of the body and at its expense, by such person as is specified in the directions, and

(b)is so performed in such a way as to achieve such objectives as are so specified,

and the directions may require that any contract or other arrangement made by the body with that person contains such terms and conditions as may be so specified.

(6)If the person referred to in subsection (5)(a) is a body referred to in section 84A(2) above, the functions of that body include the performance of the functions specified in the directions under subsection (5); and, if that body is [F5a Strategic Health Authority or] a Health Authority, are primary functions of the Authority.

(7)Subsection (8) applies in relation to any provision—

(a)in this Act, the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), or the Health and Social Care Act 2001; or

(b)in any order or regulations made, or directions given, under any of those Acts,

which relates to the membership of the body to which an intervention order relates (or of its board of directors, in the case of an NHS trust), or relates to its procedure.

(8)If the Secretary of State considers it appropriate, the intervention order may, in relation to any such provision specified in the order, provide—

(a)that it is not to apply in relation to the body while the order remains in force; or

(b)that it is to apply in relation to the body, while the order remains in force, with modifications specified in the order.

(9)An intervention order may contain such supplementary directions to the body to which it relates as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for the purpose of giving full effect to the order.]

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F1S. 84B inserted (1.8.2001 for E. and otherwise prosp.) by 2001 c. 15, ss. 13(1), 70(2) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2001/2804 art. 2(1)(a)

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