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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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(1)For the purpose of securing that the prices payable for the provision of health care services for the purposes of the NHS are such as to result in a fair level of pay for providers of the services, the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Monitor must, in exercising functions under section 118, have regard to—

(a)differences in the costs incurred in providing health care services for the purposes of the NHS to persons of different descriptions, and

(b)differences between providers with respect to the range of health care services that they provide for those purposes.

(2)In exercising functions under section 118(7), the Board and Monitor must act with a view to securing the standardisation throughout England of the specification of health care services in the national tariff under section 116(1)(a).

(3)In exercising functions under section 118(12), Monitor and the Board must act with a view to securing the standardisation throughout England of the specification of health care services in rules provided for in the national tariff under section 116(4)(b).

(4)In carrying out the duty under subsection (2) or (3), the Board and Monitor must have regard to whether, or to what extent, standardisation is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the provision of health care services for the purposes of the NHS.

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