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Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 3083 (C. 118)

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

The National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2003

Made

26th November 2003

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 42(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2003.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.

Appointed day

2.  1st December 2003 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 22 of the Act (abolition of Community Health Councils in England), in so far as it is not already in force(2).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Minister of State,

Department of Health

26th November 2003

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is the seventh Commencement Order made by the Secretary of State under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (“the Act”). One Order has also been made by the National Assembly for Wales.

Article 2 brings into force on 1st December 2003 section 22 of the Act, which provides for the abolition of Community Health Councils established for districts in England and of the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No
Section 1 (partially)2nd September 20022002/2202
(remainder)1st October 20022002/2478
Section 2 (partially)2nd September 20022002/2002
(remainder)1st October 20022002/2478
Section 3(1) (partially)2nd September 20022002/2202
(partially)1st October 20022002/2478
Section 3(2)2nd September 20022002/2202
Section 3(3) (partially)2nd September 20022002/2002
(remainder)1st October 20022002/2478
Section 3(4)1st October 20022002/2478
Section 3(5)(a) and (b)2nd September 20022002/2202
Sections 4 and 51st October 20022002/2478
Section 610th October 20022002/2532
Sections 7 and 81st October 20022002/2478
Section 910th October 20022002/2532
Section 10 as to England1st October 20022002/2478
as to Wales10th October 20022002/2532
Section 12 (partially)18th June 20032003/1580
Section 12 (remainder)11th July 20032003/1580
Section 13 (partially)18th June 20032003/1580
Section 13 (remainder)11th July 20032003/1580
Section 1411th July 20032003/1580
Sections 15 to 191st September 20032003/2246
Section 20 as to England1st January 20032002/3190
Section 21 as to England1st January 20032002/3190
Section 23(1) as to England18th June 20032003/1580
Section 23 as to Wales10th October 20022002/2532
Section 2410th October 20022002/2532
Section 25 (partially)27th August 20022002/2202
Section 25 (partially)1st December 20022002/2202
Section 25 (remainder)1st April 20032002/2202
Section 261st April 20032002/2202
Section 271st April 20032002/2202
Section 291st April 20032002/2202
Sections 30 to 341st April 20032003/833
Section 351st October 20022002/2478
Schedule 1, paragraphs 1 (partially), 3, 4, 6, 7 and 192nd September 20022002/2202
Schedule 1 (remainder)1st October 20022002/2478
Schedule 2, paragraphs 31 and 322nd September 20022002/2202
Schedule 2, remainder apart from paragraphs 16(6) and 17(4) and (5) and paragraph 1 in so far as it relates to those paragraphs1st October 20022002/2478
Schedule 2, paragraph 16(6) and paragraph 1 in so far as it relates to that paragraph1st April 20032003/833
Schedule 31st October 20022002/2478
Schedule 410th October 20022002/2532
Schedule 510th October 20022002/2532
Schedule 6 as to England1st January 20032002/3190
Schedule 7, paragraphs 4-6, 22 and 2327th August 20022002/2202
Schedule 7, paragraphs 1-3, 7-15, 16(1) and (2), 17-21 and 241st December 20022002/2202
Schedule 7 (remainder)1st April 20032002/2202
Schedule 8 (and section 37(1) in so far as it relates to the paragraphs specified below)
Paragraphs 1 (partially), 4 to 7, 12, 18, 20, 21, 22 (partially), 23 to 27, 28 (partially), 29 and 31 to 371st October 20022002/2478
Paragraphs 1 (partially), 3, 8, 9 and 22 (remainder) as to England1st October 20022002/2478
Paragraphs 1 (partially), 2, 3, 8, 9, 10(b) and 22 (remainder) as to Wales10th October 20022002/2532
Paragraphs 1 (partially) and 2 as to England1st January 20032002/3190
Paragraphs 13 to 171st April 20032003/833
Paragraph 28 (remainder) and 3011th July 20032003/1580
Paragraph 1 (partially) and 10 (remainder)1st September 20032003/2246
Schedule 9 (and section 37(2) in so far as it relates to the items commenced in the orders specified below)
(partially)1st October 20022002/2478
(partially as to England)1st October 20022002/2478
(partially as to Wales)10th October 20022002/2532
(partially)1st January 20032002/3190
(partially)1st April 20032003/833
(partially)11th July 20032003/1580
(1)

2002 c. 17. See section 42(4) for the definition of “appropriate authority”.

(2)

Section 22(5) was commenced by section 42(3) of the Act so far as it conferred power to make an order under that section.

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