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The Local Health Boards (Constitution, Membership and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2009

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Termination of appointment of officer members

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

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

(2) If all of the officer members (other than an officer member who is the subject of a notification to the chair 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 Board.

(3) Where the chair, the vice-chair and non-officer members 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 continue to hold office, they must immediately notify 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, the vice-chair or any of the non-officer members that the person—

(a)has become ineligible for appointment under Schedule 2, or

(b)was at the time of their appointment ineligible for appointment under Schedule 2,

they must immediately notify the Board and the chair must immediately notify that officer member and the Welsh Ministers in writing of such ineligibility.

(5) An officer member must immediately notify the Board if that member becomes ineligible under Schedule 2.

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

(7) If it appears to the chair, the vice-chair and the non-officer members that an officer member has failed to comply with regulation 17, 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 the Welsh Ministers.

(9) If a person who is an officer member has failed to attend any meeting of the Board for a period of six months or more, the chair, the vice-chair and the non-officer members must 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, the vice-chair and the non-officer members consider reasonable.

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