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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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Arrangements with devolved authorities etc.

295Arrangements between the Board and Northern Ireland Ministers

(1)The National Health Service Commissioning Board may make arrangements with a Northern Ireland Minister for the Board to commission services for the purposes of the Northern Ireland health service.

(2)Arrangements under this section may be on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the parties to the arrangements.

(3)Those terms and conditions may include provision with respect to the making of payments to the National Health Service Commissioning Board in respect of the cost to it of giving effect to the arrangements.

(4)In this section—

  • “commission” means arrange for the provision of,

  • “Northern Ireland health service” means any of the health services under any enactment which extends to Northern Ireland and which corresponds to section 1(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (and, for that purpose, “enactment” includes subordinate legislation within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978 and Northern Ireland legislation), and

  • “Northern Ireland Minister” includes the First Minister, the deputy First Minister and a Northern Ireland department.

296Arrangements between the Board and Scottish Ministers etc.

(1)The National Health Service Commissioning Board may make arrangements with the Scottish Ministers or a Scottish health body for the Board to commission services for the purposes of the Scottish health service.

(2)Arrangements under this section may be on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the parties to the arrangements.

(3)Those terms and conditions may include provision with respect to the making of payments to the National Health Service Commissioning Board in respect of the cost to it of giving effect to the arrangements.

(4)In this section—

  • “commission” means arrange for the provision of, and

  • “Scottish health body” means—

    (a)

    a Health Board or Special Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, and

    (b)

    the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service constituted by section 10 of that Act.

297Relationships between the health services

Schedule 21 (which amends enactments relating to the relationships between the health services in the United Kingdom) has effect.

298Advice or assistance to public authorities in the Isle of Man or Channel Islands

(1)The National Health Service Commissioning Board or a clinical commissioning group may provide advice or assistance to any public authority in the Isle of Man or Channel Islands.

(2)Advice or assistance under subsection (1) may be provided on such terms, including terms as to payment, as the Board or (as the case may be) the clinical commissioning group considers appropriate.

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