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PART 2Amendment of the GMS Contracts Regulations

Amendment of regulation 10 of the GMS Contracts Regulations

4.  In regulation 10 of the GMS Contracts Regulations (health service body status), for paragraph (7)(b) substitute—

(b)paragraph (5), where it or the Local Health Board—

(i)has referred any matter to the NHS dispute resolution procedure before it ceases to be a health service body, or

(ii)refers any matter to the NHS dispute resolution procedure, in accordance with paragraph 98(1) of Schedule 6, after it ceases to be a health service body,

the contractor is to continue to be regarded as a health service body (and accordingly the contract is to continue to be regarded as an NHS contract) for the purposes of the consideration and determination of the dispute;.