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National Health Service (Amendment) Act 1986

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5 Co-operation and advice in relation to disabled persons, the elderly and others.E+W+S

(1)After section 13 of the 1978 Act there shall be inserted the following sections—

13A Co-operation in planning of services for disabled persons, the elderly and others.

(1)The duty under section 13, in relation to persons to whom this section applies, includes—

(a)joint planning of—

(i)services for those persons; and

(ii)the development of those services,

being services which are of common concern to Health Boards and either or both of the authorities mentioned in that section;

(b)such consultation with voluntary organisations providing services similar to those mentioned in paragraph (a) as might be expected to contribute substantially to the joint planning of the services mentioned in that paragraph;

(c)the publication, at such times and in such manner as the bodies who have made joint plans under paragraph (a) consider appropriate, of those joint plans.

(2)This section applies to—

(a)disabled persons within the meaning of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986;

(b)persons aged 65 or more; and

(c)such other categories of persons as the Secretary of State may by order specify.

13B Joint Liaison Committees.

(1)The Secretary of State may, after consultation with such Health Boards, local authorities, education authorities, associations of such authorities and other organisations and persons as appear to him to be appropriate, by order provide for the formation and as to the functions of committees, to be known as joint liaison committees, to advise Health Boards and local and education authorities on the performance of such of their duties under section 13 as consist of co-operation in the planning and operation of services of common concern to Health Boards and such authorities.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may contain provisions relating to the role of voluntary organisations in joint liaison committees..

(2)Section 15 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 is hereby repealed.

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