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The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (Wales) Regulations 2009

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Termination of appointment of officer members

10.—(1) The chair, vice-chair, non-officer members and chief executives may immediately remove an officer member from office —

(a)if they are of the opinion that it is not in the interests of the joint committee that a person who is an officer member should continue to hold office as a member; or

(b)having been notified by officer members in accordance with paragraph (2), they are of the opinion that it is not in the interests of the joint committee that a person who is an officer member should continue to hold office.

(2) If all of the officer members (other than an officer member who is the subject of a notification under this paragraph) are of the opinion that a person who is an officer member should not continue to hold office as a member, they may notify the joint committee.

(3) Where the chair, vice-chair, non-officer members and chief executives remove a person from office in accordance with paragraph (1) or, having been notified by the officer members in accordance with paragraph (2), determine that a person should not continue to hold office, they must immediately notify each Local Health Board and the Welsh Ministers in writing, stating the reasons for their decision.

(4) Where a person has been appointed to be an officer member, if it comes to the notice of the chair, vice-chair, any of the non-officer members or chief executives that the person—

(a)has become ineligible for appointment under Part 1 and where applicable Part 2 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations; or

(b)was at the time of their appointment ineligible for appointment under Part 1 and where applicable Part 2 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations,

he or she must immediately notify the joint committee and the chair must immediately notify that officer member, each Local Health Board and the Welsh Ministers in writing of such ineligibility.

(5) An officer member must immediately notify the joint committee if that member becomes ineligible under Part 1 and where applicable Part 2 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

(6) Where notice has been given in accordance with paragraph (4), the chair, vice-chair, non-officer members and chief executives must remove that person from office and that person ceases to act as an officer member.

(7) If it appears to the chair, vice-chair, non-officer members and chief executives that an officer member has failed to comply with regulation 17 of the Local Health Boards (Constitution, Membership and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2009 (disability of members on account of pecuniary interest) they may remove that person from office and that person ceases to act as an officer member.

(8) Where an officer member has been removed from office in accordance with paragraphs (6) and (7) the chair must immediately notify each Local Health Board and the Welsh Ministers.

(9) If a person who is an officer member has failed to attend any meeting of the joint committee for a period of six months or more, the chair, vice-chair, non-officer members and chief executives may remove that person from office unless they are satisfied that —

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

(b)the person will be able to attend such meetings within such period as the chair, vice-chair, non-officer members and chief executives consider reasonable.

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