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Community Health Councils Regulations 2004

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Termination of membership

10.—(1) A member may resign at any time during the period for which he or she was appointed on giving notice in writing to the Assembly, which shall, if it did not appoint the member forthwith notify the relevant appointing body and the CHC Board.

(2) The date on which a resignation by notice given pursuant to paragraph (1) is to take effect, shall be —

(a)where a date is specified in the notice as being that on which the resignation is to take effect, that date; and

(b)in any other case, the date on which the notice is received by the Assembly.

(3) If a member has failed to attend a meeting of the Council, or a committee of the Council, for a period of three months the Council shall notify the CHC Board and report the member’s absence to the Assembly and the Assembly shall, unless it is satisfied that —

(a)the absence was due to a reasonable cause; and

(b)the member will be able to attend meetings of the Council within such period as the Assembly considers reasonable,

declare that his or her place on the Council has become vacant and on the making of such a declaration, that person shall cease to be a member.

(4) If the Assembly is of the opinion that it is not in the interests of the health service for a person to continue as a member, the Assembly may, subject to paragraph (5), terminate the member’s term of office.

(5) The Assembly shall not terminate a member’s term of office under paragraph (4) without having consulted the Council, the CHC Board, and, where the Assembly did not appoint the member, the relevant appointing body.

(6) A person who ceases to be a member by virtue of the operation of paragraph (3) and (4) shall be disqualified from reappointment as a member for a period of four years.

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