224Duties of services-providers to respond to local involvement networksE+W
(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations impose, on a services-provider, duties—
(a)as respects responding to requests for information made to the services-provider by a local involvement network;
(b)as respects dealing with reports or recommendations made to the services-provider by a local involvement network; or
(c)as respects dealing with reports or recommendations which, in accordance with any requirement imposed in regulations under paragraph (b), have been referred to the services-provider by another services-provider.
(2)In subsection (1) “services-provider” means—
(a)a National Health Service trust;
(b)an NHS foundation trust;
(c)a Primary Care Trust;
(d)a local authority; or
(e)a person prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.
(3)For the purposes of subsection (1), something is done by a local involvement network if—
(a)it is done by a person who, in pursuance of arrangements made under section 221(1), is to carry on activities specified in section 221(2); and
(b)it is done by that person in the carrying-on, under those arrangements, of activities so specified.
(4)Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.