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The National Health Service (Family Practitioner Committees: Transitional) Regulations 1984

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1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Family Practitioner Committees: Transitional) Regulations 1984 and shall come into operation on 29th November 1984.

(2) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

the 1977 Act” means the National Health Service Act 1977;

the 1984 Act” means the Health and Social Security Act 1984;

corresponding district” means, in relation to the locality of a new Family Practitioner Committee,—

(a)

where the locality falls wholly within, or is the same as, a district, that district,

(b)

in any other case, the district containing a greater part of the locality than any other district;

district” means, in the case of authorities acting together under section 2 of the Health Services Act 1980, the combined districts;

new Family Practitioner Committee” means a Family Practitioner Committee established or to be established by the Secretary of State by order made under section 10(1) of the 1977 Act as substituted by section 5(1) of the 1984 Act.

Family Practitioner Committees established or adopted by District Health Authorities

2.—(1) The provisions of Part II of Schedule 5 to the 1977 Act shall apply to a Family Practitioner Committee which continues to discharge its functions by virtue of section 5(6) of the 1984 Act as though paragraph 12 of Schedule 3 to the 1984 Act were not in force.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in regulations 3 and 4 of the National Health Service (Family Practitioner Committees: Membership and Procedure) Regulations 1979(1), or anything specified on the appointment of a person as chairman or member of a Family Practitioner Committee, the term of office of any chairman or member of such a Committee which would, but for this paragraph, expire before 31st March 1985 shall, subject to regulation 8 of those regulations (termination), expire instead on 31st March 1985.

Nominations before 1st April 1985 for membership of new Family Practitioner Committees

3.—(1) Where a nomination pursuant to Part II of Schedule 5 to the 1977 Act (as substituted by paragraph 12 of Schedule 3 to the 1984 Act) is to be made before 1st April 1985 by a Local Medical Committee for the locality of a new Family Practitioner Committee, but no Local Medical Committee has been recognised for that locality, the nomination may be made by the Local Medical Committee formed for the corresponding district under section 44 of the 1977 Act.

(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this regulation shall apply to nominations made or to be made by a Local Dental Committee, Local Optical Committee or Local Pharmaceutical Committee as they apply to nominations made or to be made by a Local Medical Committee.

Annual accounts of District Health Authorities

4.  Notwithstanding the repeal of the second paragraph of section 98(2) of the 1977 Act(2) accounts in respect of the financial year ending 31st March 1985 shall be prepared and transmitted as though that paragraph remained in force so far as it relates to the inclusion of annual accounts of Family Practitioner Committees.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Services.

John Patten

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department of Health and Social Security

5th November 1984

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