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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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188Transitional arrangements
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(1)This section applies where arrangements made under section 221 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 before the commencement of this Chapter provide for the arrangements to come to an end at a time that falls after that commencement.

(2)The Secretary of State may make a scheme providing for the transfer from the person with whom the local authority in question made the arrangements of property, rights and liabilities to the Local Healthwatch organisation for the authority’s area.

(3)A scheme under this section may make provision for rights and liabilities relating to an individual’s contract of employment; and the scheme may, in particular, make provision which is the same as or similar to provision in the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246).

(4)A scheme under this section may provide for the transfer of property, rights or liabilities—

(a)whether or not they would otherwise be capable of being transferred;

(b)irrespective of any requirement for consent that would otherwise apply.

(5)A scheme under this section may create rights, or impose liabilities, in relation to property, rights or liabilities transferred.

(6)A scheme under this section may provide for things done by or in relation to the transferor for the purposes of or in connection with anything transferred to be—

(a)treated as done by or in relation to the transferee or its employees;

(b)continued by or in relation to the transferee or its employees.

(7)A scheme under this section may in particular make provision about continuation of legal proceedings.

(8)A scheme under this section may include provision requiring the local authority to pay compensation to the transferor; and for that purpose the scheme may—

(a)impose a duty on the local authority to determine the amount of the compensation;

(b)confer power on the Secretary of State to do so.

(9)A scheme under this section may include supplementary, incidental and consequential provision.

(10)Omit section 228 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (previous transitional arrangements).

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