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National Health Service Act 2006

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Becoming a member

6(1)An individual who is eligible to become a member of a public benefit corporation may do so on an application made to the corporation.

(2)The constitution may provide for any individual who is—

(a)eligible to become a member of the staff constituency, and

(b)invited by the corporation to become a member of that constituency (and, where there are classes within the constituency, a member of the appropriate class),

to become a member of the corporation as a member of that constituency (and class) without an application being made, unless he informs the corporation that he does not wish to do so.

(3)The constitution may provide for any individual who is—

(a)eligible to become a member of the patients' constituency (otherwise than as the carer of a patient), and

(b)invited by the corporation to become a member of a specified constituency (and where there are classes within the constituency, a member of the specified class),

to become a member of the corporation as a member of that constituency (and class) without an application being made, unless he informs the corporation that he does not wish to do so.

(4)The constituency and, where applicable, class to be specified—

(a)if he is eligible to be a member of any public constituency, is that constituency,

(b)otherwise, is the patients' constituency and, where applicable, the class of which he is eligible to become a member.

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