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NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND
4th March 2004
Laid before Parliament
11th March 2004
Coming into force
1st April 2004
The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 28X, and 126(4) of the National Health Service Act 1977(1) and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:
1977 c. 49 (“the 1977 Act”); see section 128(1) as amended by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) (“the 1990 Act”), section 26(2)(g) and (i), for the definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations”. Section 28X was inserted by the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43) (“the 2003 Act”), section 179(1). Section 126(4) was amended by the 1990 Act, s. 65(2); by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8) (“the 1999 Act”), Schedule 4, paragraph 37(6) and by the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15) (“the 2001 Act”), Schedule 5, paragraph 5(13)(b). As regards Wales, the functions of the Secretary of State under sections 29 and 126(4) of the 1977 Act are transferred to the National Assembly for Wales under article 2 of, and Schedule 1 to, the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999, S.I. 1999/672; section 68 of the 2001 Act provides that Schedule 1 shall be construed so as to include the amendments made by that Act to the 1977 Act; these Regulations therefore extend only to England.
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