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Health and Social Care Act 2001

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Preliminary approval

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4(1)This paragraph applies if a Health Authority propose to make a pilot scheme but have not determined who the participants, or who all of the participants, will be.

(2)The Health Authority may apply to the relevant authority for preliminary approval to be given to their proposals.

(3)If such an application is made, the relevant authority must—

(a)give preliminary approval to the proposals as submitted;

(b)make such modifications as the relevant authority considers appropriate and give preliminary approval to them as modified; or

(c)reject them.

(4)If a Health Authority are given preliminary approval, they must take such steps, with a view to obtaining final approval for the proposed pilot scheme, as the relevant authority may direct.

(5)The fact that the relevant authority has given preliminary approval to proposals for a pilot scheme does not affect that authority’s right to refuse to approve the completed proposals when they are submitted under paragraph 2.

(6)Sub-paragraphs (3) to (6) of paragraph 2 apply in relation to an application for preliminary approval of proposals under this paragraph as they apply in relation to proposals under that paragraph.

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