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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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77Requirements under section 75: undertakings

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(1)Regulations under section 75 may confer on Monitor a power to accept an undertaking (referred to in this Chapter as a “section 77 undertaking”) from the National Health Service Commissioning Board or a clinical commissioning group to take such action of a kind mentioned in subsection (2) as is specified in the undertaking within such period as is so specified.

(2)The specified action must be—

(a)action of a description given in paragraphs (a) to (e) of section 76(6), or

(b)action of such a description as may be prescribed.

(3)Where Monitor accepts a section 77 undertaking then, unless the Board, or (as the case may be) the clinical commissioning group from whom the undertaking is accepted, has failed to comply with the undertaking or any part of it, Monitor may not—

(a)continue to carry out the investigation in question,

(b)make a declaration by virtue of subsection (3) of section 76 in relation to the arrangement in question, or

(c)give a direction by virtue of subsection (6) of that section in relation to the failure in question.

(4)Where the Board, or (as the case may be) the clinical commissioning group from whom Monitor has accepted a section 77 undertaking, has failed to comply fully with the undertaking but has complied with part of it, Monitor must take the partial compliance into account in deciding whether to do something mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (3).

(5)Schedule 9 (which makes further provision about section 77 undertakings) has effect.

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