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Health and Social Care Act 2008


Section 90: Proceedings for offences

288.Section 90 provides that only the Commission or, if he is carrying out any of the Commission’s functions, the Secretary of State, can commence proceedings in relation to offences under Part 1 or under regulations under it without written consent of the Attorney General.

289.Subsection (2) provides that a prosecution must be commenced within 12 months from the date on which there was sufficient evidence to prosecute, with a long stop of 3 years from the date on which the offence was committed.

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