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[F114B Action in response to reports by Welsh Commissioner.E+W+S

(1)Where the Assembly First Secretary receives a copy of a report under section 14A(1), he shall send a copy of it to any Assembly Secretary who is accountable to the Assembly (in accordance with section 56 of the Government of Wales Act 1998) for the exercise of any functions of the Assembly relating to the National Health Service.

(2)Where in a report under section 14A(1) the Health Service Commissioner for Wales states that the person aggrieved has sustained such injustice or hardship as is mentioned in section 3(1), (1A) or (1C), any body or provider subject to the investigation shall consider the report and within—

(a)the period of three months beginning with the date on which the body or provider received the report, or

(b)such longer period as the Commissioner may agree in writing,

shall notify the Commissioner of the action taken or proposed to be taken.

(3)The Health Service Commissioner for Wales shall prepare a further report if he—

(a)does not receive the notification required by subsection (2) within the period allowed by or under that subsection,

(b)is not satisfied with the action taken or proposed to be taken, or

(c)does not within the period of three months beginning with the end of the period allowed by or under subsection (2), or such longer period as the Commissioner may agree in writing, receive confirmation from the body or provider that action has been taken, as proposed, to his satisfaction.

(4)The further report shall set out those facts and make such recommendations as the Health Service Commissioner for Wales thinks fit to make with respect to action which, in his opinion, should be taken—

(a)to remedy the injustice or hardship to the person aggrieved, and

(b)to prevent similar injustice or hardship being caused in the future;

and a copy of the further report shall be sent to each of the persons to whom a copy of the report under section 14A(1) was sent.

(5)Where the Assembly First Secretary receives a copy of a further report, he shall send a copy of it to any Assembly Secretary who is accountable to the Assembly (in accordance with section 56 of the Government of Wales Act 1998) for the exercise of any functions of the Assembly relating to the National Health Service.

(6)Where the Assembly First Secretary receives a copy of a further report arising from an investigation relating to the Assembly, he shall also—

(a)lay a copy of it before the Assembly, and

(b)(unless action to the satisfaction of the Health Service Commissioner for Wales has been taken or proposed) give to the Assembly notice of his intention to move that the Assembly resolve to approve the recommendations specified in it.

(7)The standing orders of the Assembly must make provision for any motion of which notice has been given pursuant to subsection (6)(b) to be moved as soon as is reasonably practicable (unless action to the satisfaction of the Health Service Commissioner for Wales has been taken or proposed).]

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F1S. 14B and sidenote inserted (1.7.1999) by 1998 c. 38, s. 112, Sch. 10 para. 11 (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1999/1290, art. 4

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