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(1)This Act may be cited as the Health and Social Care Act 2001.
(2)With the exception of—
(a)sections 59, 60, 61, 64 to 66, 68 and 69 and this section,
(b)Part 3 of Schedule 5, and
(c)any other provision of this Act so far as it confers any power to make an order or regulations under this Act which is exercisable by the Secretary of State,
this Act does not come into force until such day as the relevant authority may by order appoint; and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.
(3)In subsection (2), in its application in relation to—
(a)sections 14 to 17 and 27,
(b)sections 50(1), 51 and 52,
(c)sections 62 (except so far as extending to Wales) and 63, and
(d)any repeals consequential on any provisions falling within paragraph (a) or (b),
the reference to the relevant authority shall be read as a reference to the Secretary of State.
(4)In subsection (2), in its application in relation to—
(a)section 44, and
(b)the provisions of section 50(2) to (10) so far as relating to Scotland (and not within subsection (2)(b)),
the reference to the relevant authority shall be read as a reference to the Scottish Ministers.
(5)Subject to subsections (6) to (8), this Act extends to England and Wales only.
(6)The following provisions, namely—
(a)sections 50 to 52 and 59,
(b)sections 63 to 66, and
also extend to Scotland.
(7)The following provisions, namely—
(a)sections 63 to 65, and
also extend to Northern Ireland.
(8)The extent of any amendment or repeal made by this Act is the same as that of the enactment amended or repealed.
(9)Subsection (8) does not apply in relation to any amendment or repeal relating to section 115 of the Police Act 1997, and any such amendment or repeal extends to England and Wales only.
(10)The Secretary of State may by order provide that so much of this Act as extends to England and Wales is to apply to the Isles of Scilly with such modifications (if any) as are specified in the order; but otherwise this Act does not extend there.
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