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19 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act—

  • action” includes failure to act, and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;

  • [F1[F2allotted sum” shall be construed in accordance with section 15 of the M1National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 or, in Scotland, section 87B of the M2National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;]]

  • [F3the Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;]

  • the Court” means, in relation to England and Wales, the High Court, in relation to Scotland, the Court of Session, and in relation to Northern Ireland, the High Court in Northern Ireland;

  • [F4family health services” has the meaning given by section 2A;

  • family health service provider” has the meaning given by section 2A;]

  • [F5financial year” and “first financial year of the Assembly” have the same meanings as in the Government of Wales Act 1998;]

  • functions” includes powers and duties;

  • health service body” has the meaning given by section 2;

  • [F6independent provider” has the meaning given by section 2B;]

  • local authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England F7. . ., a county, district or London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London,

[F8(aa)in relation to Wales, a county council or county borough council,]

(b)in relation to Scotland, a regional, district or islands council;

  • officer” includes employee [F9and, in the case of the Health Service Commissioner for Wales, any member of his staff;]

  • Parliamentary Commissioner” means Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration;

  • patient” includes an expectant or nursing mother and a lying-in woman; F10. . .

  • person aggrieved” means the person who claims or is alleged to have sustained such injustice or hardship as is mentioned in section 3(1) [F11, (1A) or (1C)].

  • [F12[F13recognised fund-holding practice” shall be construed in accordance with section 14 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 or, in Scotland, section 87A of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.]]

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F1S. 19: definition of “allotted sum” inserted (1.4.1996) by 1996 c. 5, s. 3, Sch. 1 para. 6(2); S.I. 1996/970, art. 2(1)

F2S. 19: definition of

alloted sum

repealed (1.10.1999 for E. and S. and 1.4.2000 for W. otherwiseprosp.) by 1999 c. 8, s. 65, Sch. 4 para. 85(4), Sch. 5; S.I. 1999/2540, art. 2, Sch. 1; S.I. 1999/90, art. 2, Sch. 2; S.I. 2000/1026, art. 2(1), Sch.

F3S. 19: definition of “the Assembly” inserted (1.4.1999) by 1998 c. 38, s. 112, Sch. 10 para. 15(2) (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1999/782, art. 2

F4S. 19: definitions of “family health services” and “family health service provider” inserted (1.4.1996) by 1996 c. 5, s. 3, Sch. 1 para. 6(3); S.I. 1996/970, art. 2(1)

F5S. 19: definition of “financial year” inserted (1.7.1999) by 1998 c. 38, s. 112, Sch. 10 para. 15(3) (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1999/1290, art. 4

F6S. 19: definition of “independent provider” inserted (1.4.1996) by 1996 c. 5, s. 3, Sch. 1 para. 6(4); S.I. 1996/970, art. 2(1)

F7S. 19: words in para.(a) in the definition of “local authority” repealed (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 19, s. 66(6)(8), Sch. 16 para. 108, Sch. 18 (with ss. 54(5)(7), 55(5), Sch. 17 para. 22(1), 23(2)); S.I. 1996/396, art. 4, Sch. 2

F8S. 19: para. (aa) in definition of “local authority” inserted (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 19, s. 66(6), Sch. 16 para. 108 (with ss. 54(5)(7), 55(5), Sch. 17 para. 22(1), 23(2)); S.I. 1996/396, art. 4, Sch. 2

F9S. 19: words in definition of “officer” inserted (1.4.1999) by 1998 c. 38, s. 112, Sch. 10 para. 15(4) (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1999/782, art. 2

F10S. 19: word in definition of “patient” repealed (1.4.1996) by 1996 c. 5, ss. 3, 13, Sch. 1 para. 6(5), Sch. 2; S.I. 1996/970, art. 2(1)

F11S. 19: words in the definition of “person aggrieved” inserted (1.4.1996) by 1996 c. 5, s. 3, Sch. 1 para. 6(6); S.I. 1996/970, art. 2(1)

F12S. 19: definition of “recognised fund-holding practice” inserted (1.4.1996) by 1996 c. 5, s. 3, Sch. 1 para. 6(7); S.I. 1996/970, art. 2(1)

F13S. 19: definition of

recognised fund-holding practice

repealed (1.10.1999 for E. and S. and 1.4.2000 for W. otherwiseprosp.) by 1999 c. 8, s. 65, Sch. 4 para. 85(4), Sch. 5; S.I. 1999/2540, art. 2, Sch. 1; S.I. 1999/90, art. 2, Sch. 2; S.I. 2000/1026, art. 2(1), Sch.

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