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

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Functions to be made exercisable by District Authorities in England

5.—(1) Subject to the provisions of regulation 6, every Regional Authority shall secure, by a direction given by an instrument in writing, that each District Authority of which the district is included in its region shall exercise the functions to which this paragraph applies as respects its district, and anywhere outside its district as the Secretary of State or the relevant Regional Authority may direct.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to Scheduled functions except functions under –

(a)section 19(1) and (2) of and paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 6 to the Act (recognition of advisory committees);

(b)section 25 of the Act (supplies of human blood);

(c)section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (approval of medical specialists).

(3) Each Regional Authority shall secure that no directions are given to any District Authority directing it to exercise any function under the enactments specified in paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c).

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