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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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103Standard condition as to transparency of certain criteria
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(1)The standard conditions applicable to any licence under this Chapter must include a condition requiring the licence holder to—

(a)set transparent eligibility and selection criteria, and

(b)apply those criteria in a transparent way to persons who, having a choice of persons from whom to receive health care services for the purposes of the NHS, choose to receive them from the licence holder.

(2)“Eligibility and selection criteria”, in relation to a licence holder, means criteria for determining—

(a)whether a person is eligible, or is to be selected, to receive health care services provided by the licence holder for the purposes of the NHS, and

(b)if the person is selected, the manner in which the services are provided to the person.

(3)The following powers must not be exercised so as to omit the condition mentioned in subsection (1) from any licence under this Chapter—

(a)the powers conferred on Monitor by sections 100, 101(7) and paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 10 to modify the standard conditions applicable to all licences, or to licences of a particular description,

(b)the power conferred on the Competition Commission by paragraph 8(5) of that Schedule to modify those conditions, and

(c)the powers conferred by section 102 on the Office of Fair Trading, Competition Commission and Secretary of State to modify those conditions or the conditions of a particular licence.

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