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The National Health Service Functions (Directions to Authorities and Administration Arrangements) Regulations 1989

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Functions exercisable by Regional Authorities

3.  Subject to the provisions of regulation 4, a Regional Authority as respects its region and anywhere outside its region as the Secretary of State may direct shall exercise on behalf of the Secretary of State his functions relating to the health service(1) under the enactments specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations (the subject matter of the relevant function being indicated in column 2 of that Schedule) including functions under any regulations made under any of those enactments.


These include functions under enactments relating to mental health and nursing homes (see section 13(2) of the National Health Service Act 1977).

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