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Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Act 1996

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5(1)Section 14 (reports by Commissioners) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) for the words from “A Commissioner” to “by him” there shall be substituted “In any case where a Commissioner conducts an investigation pursuant to a complaint under section 3(1) he shall send a report of the results of the investigation”.

(3)In subsection (2) after “investigation” there shall be inserted “pursuant to a complaint under section 3(1)”.

(4)After subsection (2) there shall be inserted—

(2A)In any case where a Commissioner conducts an investigation pursuant to a complaint under section 3(1A) he shall send a report of the results of the investigation—

(a)to the person who made the complaint,

(b)to any member of the House of Commons who to the Commissioner’s knowledge assisted in the making of the complaint (or if he is no longer a member to such other member as the Commissioner thinks appropriate),

(c)to any person by reference to whose action the complaint is made,

(d)to the family health service provider (if he does not fall within paragraph (c)),

(e)to any health service body with whom the family health service provider is subject to an undertaking to provide family health services, and

(f)to the Secretary of State.

(2B)In any case where a Commissioner decides not to conduct an investigation pursuant to a complaint under section 3(1A) he shall send a statement of his reasons—

(a)to the person who made the complaint, and

(b)to any such member of the House of Commons as is mentioned in subsection (2A)(b).

(2C)In any case where a Commissioner conducts an investigation pursuant to a complaint under section 3(1C) he shall send a report of the results of the investigation—

(a)to the person who made the complaint,

(b)to any member of the House of Commons who to the Commissioner’s knowledge assisted in the making of the complaint (or if he is no longer a member to such other member as the Commissioner thinks appropriate),

(c)to any person who is alleged in the complaint to have taken or authorised the action complained of,

(d)to the independent provider,

(e)to the health service body or family health service provider with whom the independent provider made the arrangement to provide the service concerned, and

(f)to the Secretary of State.

(2D)In any case where a Commissioner decides not to conduct an investigation pursuant to a complaint under section 3(1C) he shall send a statement of his reasons—

(a)to the person who made the complaint, and

(b)to any such member of the House of Commons as is mentioned in subsection (2C)(b).

(5)In subsection (3)(a) after “3(1)” there shall be inserted “, (1A) or (1C)”.

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