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(1)In this Act (except where the context otherwise requires)—

  • [F1clinical commissioning group” means a body established under section 14D of the National Health Service Act 2006,]

  • dental practitioner” means a person registered in the dentists register under the Dentists Act 1984 (c. 24),

  • facilities” includes the provision of (or the use of) premises, goods, materials, vehicles, plant or apparatus,

  • F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • financial year” means a period of 12 months ending with 31st March in any year,

  • functions” includes powers and duties,

  • “goods” include accommodation,

  • the health service” means the health service continued under section 1(1) and under section 1(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41),

  • health service hospital” means a hospital vested in the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of their functions under this Act or vested in an NHS trust,

  • hospital” means—

    (a)

    any institution for the reception and treatment of persons suffering from illness,

    (b)

    any maternity home, and

    (c)

    any institution for the reception and treatment of persons during convalescence or persons requiring medical rehabilitation,

    and includes clinics, dispensaries and out-patient departments maintained in connection with any such home or institution, and “hospital accommodation” must be construed accordingly,

  • illness” includes [F3any disorder or disability of the mind] and any injury or disability requiring medical or dental treatment or nursing,

  • local authority” means a county council, a county borough council, a district council, a London borough council, and the Common Council of the City of London,

  • F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • local pharmaceutical services” means such services as are prescribed under section 92(7) or paragraph 1(7) of Schedule 7,

  • local social services authority” means the council of a non-metropolitan county, of a county borough or of a metropolitan district or London borough, or the Common Council of the City of London,

  • medical” includes surgical,

  • medical practitioner” means a registered medical practitioner within the meaning of Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30),

  • medicine” includes such chemical re-agents as are included in a list approved by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of section 80,

  • modifications” includes additions, omissions and amendments,

  • [F5NHS body” means—

    (a)

    a Special Health Authority,

    (b)

    an NHS trust,

    (c)

    an NHS foundation trust,

    (d)

    a Local Health Board,

    (e)

    the National Health Service Commissioning Board, and

    (f)

    a clinical commissioning group.]

  • NHS trust” includes an NHS trust established under the National Health Service Act 2006 [F6(including a body that becomes a National Health Service trust by virtue of an order made under section F7... 65E(1) of that Act)],

  • officer” includes servant,

  • optometrist” means a person registered in the register of optometrists maintained under section 7 of the Opticians Act 1989 (c. 44) [F8, or in the register of visiting optometrists from relevant European States maintained under section 8B(1)(a) of that Act,] or a body corporate registered in the register of bodies corporate maintained under section 9 of that Act carrying on business as an optometrist,

  • patient” includes a woman who is pregnant or breast-feeding or who has recently given birth,

  • prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Welsh Ministers,

  • F9...

  • property” includes rights,

  • [F10registered pharmacist” means a person registered as a pharmacist in Part 1 or 4 of the register maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010,]

  • [F11Regulation (EC) No. 883/2004” means Regulation (EC) No. 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security systems,]

  • regulations” means regulations made by the Welsh Ministers,

  • Special Health Authority” includes a Special Health Authority established under the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41),

  • F12...

  • university” includes a university college,

  • voluntary organisation” means a body the activities of which are carried on otherwise than for profit, but does not include any public or local authority.

(2)In this Act (except where the context otherwise requires) any reference to a body established under this Act or the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 00) includes a reference to a body continued in existence by virtue of this Act or that Act.

(3)Any reference in this Act to the purposes of a hospital is a reference to its general purposes and to any specific purpose.

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F2S. 206(1): definition of "the FHSAA" omitted (18.1.2010) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/22), arts. 1(1), 5(1), Sch. 2 para. 140

F3S. 206(1): words in definition of "illness" substituted (3.11.2008) by Mental Health Act 2007 (c. 12), ss. 1(4), 56(1), Sch. 1 para. 25; S.I. 2008/1900, art. 2(a) (with art. 3, Sch.)

F6Words in s. 206(1) inserted (15.2.2010 for specified purposes) by Health Act 2009 (c. 21), ss. 18(12), 40(1); S.I. 2010/30, art. 3(b)

F7Words in s. 206(1) omitted (1.11.2012) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 173(8), 306(4); S.I. 2012/2657, art. 2(2)

F8S. 206(1): words in definition of "optometrist" inserted (3.12.2007) by The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3101), reg. 204

F10S. 206(1): definition of "registered pharmacist" substituted (27.9.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), arts. 1, 68, Sch. 4 para. 14(4); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

F11S. 206(1): definition of "Regulation EC No. 883/2004" inserted (1.6.2010) by The National Health Service (Reimbursement of the Cost of EEA Treatment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/915), reg. 7

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 71, 72, 78, 80, 109, 198, 206 modified (temp.) (1.3.2007) by National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), ss. 5, 8(2), Sch. 3 para. 4 (with Sch. 3 Pt. 1)

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