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Health Act 2009


226.New section 65Y provides that if the TSA ceases to hold office before the Secretary of State has published his or her decision, the Secretary of State must appoint a new TSA and publish his or her name. The new TSA takes over at the same stage in the process, unless the Secretary of State directs that the new TSA should start from a different point (for example to start at the beginning of the process) (subsection (3)).

227.New section 65Z allows the Secretary of State to give further directions to the TSA about the exercise of the TSA’s functions.

228.New section 65Z1 requires the Secretary of State to publish guidance for TSAs, which must include guidance in relation to the publication of notices relating to consultation and extensions of time and also the preparation of the draft report.

229.New section 65Z2 requires the following directions to be laid before Parliament: the initial directions requiring the appointment of a TSA and specifying which functions are to be exercised by the TSA on the PCT’s behalf; additional directions about the TSA’s exercise of functions; directions bringing the appointment of the TSA to an end.

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