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(1)Section 6 of the 1993 Act (general health services etc.) shall be amended as follows.
(2)The following provisions shall be omitted—
(a)subsection (1) (no investigation to be conducted of action taken by person providing general medical services etc. under M1National Health Service Act 1977);
(b)subsection (2) (no investigation to be conducted of action taken by medical practitioners etc. in pursuance of contracts under Part II of M2National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978).
(3)After subsection (4) there shall be inserted—
“(5)A Commissioner shall not conduct an investigation in respect of action taken by a Health Authority in the exercise of its functions under regulations made under section 29, 36, 39 or 42 of the M3National Health Service Act 1977 by virtue of section 17 of the M4Health and Medicines Act 1988 (investigations of matters relating to services).
(6)A Commissioner shall not conduct an investigation in respect of action taken by a Health Board in the exercise of its functions under regulations made under section 19, 25(2), 26(2) or 27(2) of the M5National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 by virtue of section 17 of the M6Health and Medicines Act 1988.”
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