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Health and Social Care Act 2008

New section 45C of the Medical Act 1983 – further provisions

371.Subsection (1) of this new section allows the appropriate authority to create, in regulations made under section 45A, offences for non-compliance or other procedures for enforcement. Subsection (2) allows for regulations to require healthcare organisations or their responsible officers to take account of guidance issued by or on behalf of the appropriate authority. Subsection (3) enables the regulations to require bodies employing medical practitioners (but which are not designated bodies), or medical practitioners themselves, to provide funds and resources to a responsible officer (or their employer) having prescribed responsibilities in relation to such medical practitioners. Subsection (4) allows for the regulations to require specified persons to supply information or produce documents to a responsible officer in connection with the performance of that officer’s responsibilities.

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