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National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006

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173Resource limits for Special Health Authorities

(1)Each Special Health Authority must ensure that the use of its resources in a financial year does not exceed the amount specified for it in relation to that year by the Welsh Ministers.

(2)For the purpose of subsection (1) the Welsh Ministers may give directions—

(a)specifying uses of resources which must, or must not, be taken into account,

(b)making provision for determining to which Special Health Authority certain uses of resources must be attributed,

(c)specifying descriptions of resources which must, or must not, be taken into account.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may give such directions to a Special Health Authority as appear to be requisite to secure that it complies with the duty under subsection (1).

(4)Subsections (3) to (5) of section 172 apply in relation to the duty under subsection (1) of this section as they apply in relation to the duties under subsections (1) and (2) of that section; and for that purpose references to the defraying of expenditure and the receipt of sums are references to the incurring of liabilities and the acquisition of assets.

(5)Where the Welsh Ministers have specified an amount under this section in respect of a financial year, they may vary the amount by a later specification.

(6)In this section a reference to the use of resources is a reference to their expenditure, consumption or reduction in value.

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