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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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PART 2Enforcement undertakings

Procedure

9(1)Monitor must publish a procedure for entering into enforcement undertakings.

(2)Monitor may revise the procedure and if it does so, Monitor must publish the procedure as revised.

(3)Monitor must consult such persons as it considers appropriate before publishing or revising the procedure.

10(1)Where Monitor accepts an enforcement undertaking, Monitor must publish the undertaking.

(2)But Monitor must not under sub-paragraph (1) publish any part of an enforcement undertaking which contains information which it is satisfied is—

(a)commercial information the disclosure of which would, or might, significantly harm the legitimate business interests of the person to whom it relates;

(b)information relating to the private affairs of an individual the disclosure of which would, or might, significantly harm that person’s interests.

Variation of terms

11The terms of an enforcement undertaking (including, in particular, the action specified under it and the period so specified within which the action must be taken) may be varied if both the person giving the undertaking and Monitor agree.

Compliance certificates

12(1)Where Monitor is satisfied that an enforcement undertaking has been complied with, Monitor must issue a certificate to that effect (referred to in this Schedule as a “compliance certificate”).

(2)A person who has given an enforcement undertaking may at any time make an application to Monitor for a compliance certificate.

(3)The application must be made in such form, and accompanied by such information, as Monitor requires.

(4)Monitor must decide whether or not to issue a compliance certificate, and give notice to the applicant of its decision, before the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the day after that on which the application is received.

13(1)An appeal lies to the First-tier Tribunal against a decision of Monitor to refuse an application for a certificate of compliance.

(2)The grounds for an appeal under this paragraph are that the decision was—

(a)based on an error of fact,

(b)wrong in law, or

(c)unfair or unreasonable.

(3)On an appeal under this paragraph, the Tribunal may confirm Monitor’s decision or direct that it is not to have effect.

Inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information

14Where Monitor is satisfied that a person who has given an enforcement undertaking has supplied Monitor with inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information in relation to the undertaking—

(a)Monitor may treat the person as having failed to comply with the undertaking, and

(b)if Monitor decides so to treat the person, Monitor must by notice revoke any compliance certificate given to that person.

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