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The Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2000

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PART IGENERAL

Citation, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 1st April 2000.

(2) In these Regulations—

  • the Act”(“y Ddeddf”) means the Health Act 1999;

  • “the 1977 Act” (“Deddf 1977”) means the National Health Service Act 1977;

  • “the 1997 Act”(“Deddf 1997”) means the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997(1);

  • “the Audit Commission” (“y Comisiwn Archwilio”) means the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales;

  • “clinical governance arrangements” (“trefniadau llywodraethu clinigol”) means arrangements by a National Health Service body or a service provider for monitoring and improving the quality of health care(2) for which they have responsibility;

  • the Commission” (“y Comisiwn”) means the Commission for Health Improvement established by section 19 of the Act;

  • “financial year” (“blwyddyn ariannol”) means the period of 12 months ending with 31st March;

  • “the Functions Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau Swyddogaethau”) means the Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) Regulations 2000(3);

  • “health care profession” (“proffesiwn gofal iechyd”) means a profession to which section 60(2) of the Act applies;

  • “health care professional” (“proffesiynolyn gofal iechyd”) means a person who is registered as a member of a health care profession;

  • “health service inquiry” (“ymchwiliad gwasanaeth iechyd”) means an inquiry, held or established by the National Assembly or a National Health Service body, into any matter relating to the management, provision and quality of health care for which National Health Service bodies or service providers have responsibility;

  • “investigation” (“ymchwiliad”) means an investigation by the Commission pursuant to section 20(1)(c) of the Act or regulation 2(e) of the Functions Regulations;

  • “local review”(“adolygiad lleol”) means a review conducted by the Commission under section 20(1)(b) of the Act or regulation 2(c) or (d) of the Functions Regulations;

  • “the National Assembly” (“y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

  • “national service review” (“adolygiad gwasanaeth gwladol”) means a review conducted by the Commission under section 20(1)(d) of the Act;

  • “Part II services” (“gwasanaethau Rhan II” ) means general medical services, general dental services, general ophthalmic services or pharmaceutical services under Part II of the 1977 Act;

  • “personal medical services” (“gwasanaethau meddygol personol”) has the meaning given in section 1(8) of the 1977 Act;

  • “relevant Health Authority”(“Awdurdod Iechyd perthnasol”) means the Health Authority in whose area a service provider provides services;

  • “service provider” (“darparydd gwasanaethau”) means a person, other than a National Health Service body, who —

    (a)

    provides Part II services; or

    (b)

    provides services in accordance with a pilot scheme under the 1997 Act(4).

    (c)

    These regulations apply to Wales only.

(2)

See sections 18(3) and 20(7) of the 1999 Act for the definition of “health care”.

(3)

S.I. 2000/662.

(4)

See section 1 of the 1997 Act for a definition of “pilot scheme”.

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