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NHS Redress Act 2006

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18Interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • “designated Strategic Health Authority” means a Strategic Health Authority designated for the purposes of this Act by regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • “health service” has the same meaning as in the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49);

  • “illness” has the same meaning as in the National Health Service Act 1977;

  • “patient” has the same meaning as in the National Health Service Act 1977;

  • “personal injury” includes any disease and any impairment of a person’s physical or mental health;

  • “scheme”, except in section 1, means a scheme established under that section;

  • “scheme authority” has the meaning given by section 11(1);

  • “specified”, in relation to a scheme, means specified in the scheme.

(2)In this Act, references to functions in connection with a scheme include functions in relation to settlement agreements under the scheme.

19Short title, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the NHS Redress Act 2006.

(2)Section 18 and this section shall come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(3)Section 17 shall come into force on such day as the National Assembly for Wales may appoint by order made by statutory instrument.

(4)The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may appoint by order made by statutory instrument.

(5)This Act extends to England and Wales only.

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