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PART 5 E+WPublic involvement and local government

CHAPTER 1E+WPublic involvement

Local Healthwatch organisationsE+W

Prospective

189Consequential provisionE+W

(1)In the Schedule to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, after paragraph (bk) (as inserted by paragraph 2 of Schedule 13) insert—

(bl)Local Healthwatch organisations, as regards the carrying-on of activities specified in section 221(1) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (local care services);.

(2)In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, at the appropriate place insert— “ Director of a Local Healthwatch organisation. ”

(3)In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975, at the appropriate place insert— “ Director of a Local Healthwatch organisation. ”

(4)In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (local government), after paragraph 35D insert—

35EA Local Healthwatch organisation, in respect of information held in connection with—

(a)arrangements made under section 221(1) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, or

(b)arrangements made in pursuance of arrangements made under section 221(1) of that Act.

(5)In section 65H of the National Health Service Act 2006 (NHS foundation trust special administration provisions: consultation requirements), in subsection (8), for subsection (e) substitute—

(e)a Local Healthwatch organisation;.

(6)In section 4 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (matters to which the Care Quality Commission must have regard)—

(a)in subsection (1)(c)—

(i)for “local involvement networks” substitute “Local Healthwatch organisations or Local Healthwatch contractors”, and

(ii)omit “in their areas”; and

(b)for subsection (3) substitute—

(3)In subsection (1)(c), “Local Healthwatch contractor” has the meaning given by section 223 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.