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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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(1)In section 57 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (mergers: supplementary), in subsection (1)—

(a)for “an authorisation is given under section 56” substitute “an application is granted under section 56 or 56B”, and

(b)at the end insert “or trusts”.

(2)In subsection (2) of that section—

(a)for “such an authorisation is given, the Secretary of State” substitute “such an application is granted, the regulator”, and

(b)in paragraph (a), after “dissolving the” insert “trust or”, and

(c)in paragraph (b), at the end insert “or trusts”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(2A)An order under section 56 or 56B is conclusive evidence of incorporation and conclusive evidence that the corporation is an NHS foundation trust.

(4)In subsection (3)(a) of that section, for “section 54(3)” substitute “section 54(4)”.

(5)In subsection (4) of that section—

(a)for “section 56(1) and (2)” substitute “sections 56(2) and 56B(3)”, and

(b)for “section 54(4)(a) to (c)” substitute “section 54(4)(a) or (c)”.

(6)In subsection (5) of that section, after “section 56” insert “or 56A”.

(7)Omit subsection (6) of that section.

(8)For the title to that section substitute “Sections 56 to 56B: supplementary”.

(9)For the cross-heading preceding section 56 of that Act substitute “Mergers, acquisitions and separations”.

(10)In section 64 of that Act (orders and regulations under Chapter 5 of Part 2 of that Act), in subsection (4)—

(a)omit the “or” following paragraph (b), and

(b)after paragraph (c), insert , or

(d)section 57A.

(11)After that subsection insert—

(4A)The Statutory Instruments Act 1946 applies in relation to the power of the regulator to make an order under section 57 or 57A as if the regulator were a Minister of the Crown.

(12)In section 271(3)(b) of that Act (territorial limit of exercise of functions under Chapter 5), for “Part 1” substitute “Part 2”.

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