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National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006

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8(1)The Welsh Ministers may direct a Local Health Board—

(a)to make the services of any of its officers available to another Local Health Board, or

(b)to employ any person who is or was employed by another Local Health Board and is specified in the direction.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the generality of section 12.

(3)Before they give a direction under sub-paragraph (1) the Welsh Ministers must—

(a)consult the person whose services will be made available or who will be employed,

(b)satisfy themselves that the Local Health Board has consulted that person, or

(c)consult any such body as the Welsh Ministers may recognise as representing that person.

(4)Sub-paragraph (2) does not apply in relation to a direction under sub-paragraph (1)(a) if the Welsh Ministers—

(a)consider it necessary to give the direction for the purpose of dealing temporarily with an emergency, and

(b)have previously consulted bodies recognised by the Welsh Ministers as representing the person whose services are to be made available about the giving of directions for that purpose.

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