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Community Health Councils (Access to Information) Act 1988

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2Access to information relating to members of Community Health Councils etc

(1)A Community Health Council shall maintain a register containing the name and address of every member of the Council and of every committee appointed by the Council whether alone or jointly with another Council and stating in the case of each member of the Council—

(a)the name and address of the body which appointed him;

(b)whether or not he is a member of that body; and

(c)in the case of a member appointed by a voluntary organisation (within the meaning of the [1977 c. 49.] National Health Service Act 1977), that he has been so appointed.

(2)A written summary of the rights—

(a)to attend meetings of a Community Health Council and community health committee, and

(b)to inspect and copy, and be furnished with, documents relating to such a Council or committee,

which are for the time being conferred by virtue of section 1 above shall be kept at the offices of each such Council.

(3)The register maintained by a Council under subsection (1) above and the summary kept by it under subsection (2) above shall be open to inspection by the public at all reasonable hours and without payment at the offices of the Council; and any person may, on payment of such reasonable fee as the Council may determine—

(a)make copies of or extracts from any such register or summary kept by it; and

(b)require the Council to supply him before the end of the period of three days beginning with the day on which the request is made with a photographic copy of or of extracts from any such register or summary.

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