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Health and Social Care Act 2008

New section 45E of the Medical Act 1983 – regulations under section 45A: supplementary provisions

373.Section 45E requires regulations to be made by statutory instrument, or by statutory rule in relation to Northern Ireland. The first regulations made by each of the appropriate authorities which confer responsibilities on responsible officers by virtue of section 45B are to be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure before Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly (as the case may be), but regulations are otherwise subject to the negative resolution procedure. Before making any regulations, the Secretary of State must consult the Scottish and Welsh Ministers if the regulations are to extend to Scotland or apply to Wales respectively.

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