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Mental Capacity Act 2005

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[F1Directions by National Assembly in relation to supervisory functionsE+W

165(1)The National Assembly for Wales may direct a Local Health Board to exercise in relation to its area any supervisory functions which are specified in the direction.E+W

(2)Directions under this paragraph must not preclude the National Assembly from exercising the functions specified in the directions.

(3)In this paragraph “supervisory functions” means functions which the National Assembly have as supervisory body, so far as they are exercisable in relation to hospitals (whether NHS or independent hospitals, and whether in Wales or England).

166(1)This paragraph applies where, under paragraph 165, a Local Health Board (“the specified LHB”) is directed to exercise supervisory functions (“delegated functions”).E+W

(2)The National Assembly for Wales may give directions to the specified LHB about the Board's exercise of delegated functions.

(3)The National Assembly may give directions for any delegated functions to be exercised, on behalf of the specified LHB, by a committee, sub-committee or officer of that Board.

(4)The National Assembly may give directions providing for any delegated functions to be exercised by the specified LHB jointly with one or more other Local Health Boards.

(5)Where, under sub-paragraph (4), delegated functions are exercisable jointly, the National Assembly may give directions providing for the functions to be exercised, on behalf of the Local Health Boards in question, by a joint committee or joint sub-committee.

167(1)Directions under paragraph 165 must be given in regulations.E+W

(2)Directions under paragraph 166 may be given—

(a)in regulations, or

(b)by instrument in writing.

168The power under paragraph 165 or paragraph 166 to give directions includes power to vary or revoke directions given under that paragraph.]E+W

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