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(1)The Secretary of State or the Assembly may by order make such amendments of any enactment as he or it considers appropriate—
(a)in order to reflect the fact that (by virtue of relevant directions) transferred functions may be exercised by Local Health Boards, or
(b)otherwise in consequence of, or in connection with, the abolition of Welsh health authorities effected under section 27(5) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38).
(2)Where a transferred function which became exercisable by a Local Health Board by virtue of relevant directions ceases to be so exercisable, the Secretary of State or the Assembly may by order—
(a)substitute for any reference to a Local Health Board in any enactment relating to the function a reference to the Assembly, and
(b)make such amendments of any enactment as he or it considers appropriate in consequence of any such substitution.
(3)No order may be made under subsection (1)(a) in relation to a transferred function on or after the date on which subsection (4) applies to the function.
(4)This subsection applies to a transferred function on the date when either of the following comes into force in relation to the function—
(a)an order made under subsection (1)(b) which amends an enactment so as to provide for the function to be exercisable only by the Assembly, or
(b)an order made under subsection (2).
(5)In this section—
“amendments” includes repeals, revocations and modifications;
“the Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;
“relevant directions” means directions given in regulations made under section 16BB of the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49);
“transferred function” means a function transferred to the Assembly by the Health Authorities (Transfer of Functions, Staff, Property, Rights and Liabilities and Abolition) (Wales) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/813 (W. 98));
“” means a Health Authority for an area in, or consisting of, Wales.
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