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PART 3 E+W+S+N.I.Regulation of health and adult social care services

CHAPTER 1E+WMonitor

Prospective

64General duties: supplementaryE+W

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

(2)Anti-competitive behaviour” means behaviour which would (or would be likely to) prevent, restrict or distort competition and a reference to preventing anti-competitive behaviour includes a reference to eliminating or reducing the effects (or potential effects) of the behaviour.

(3)Health care” means all forms of health care provided for individuals, whether relating to physical or mental health, with a reference in this Part to health care services being read accordingly; and for the purposes of this Part it does not matter if a health care service is also an adult social care service (as to which, see section 65).

(4)The NHS” means the comprehensive health service continued under section 1(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006, except the part of it that is provided in pursuance of the public health functions (within the meaning of that Act) of the Secretary of State or local authorities.

(5)A reference to the provision of health care services for the purposes of the NHS is a reference to their provision for those purposes in accordance with that Act.

(6)Nothing in section 62 requires Monitor to do anything in relation to the supply to persons who provide health care services of goods that are to be provided as part of those services.