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Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act 2020

Section 24 – Vice-chairs of boards of directors of NHS Trusts

67.This section amends Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 to enable the Welsh Ministers, if they consider it appropriate, to appoint a vice-chair to the board of an NHS Trust.

68.Subsections (3) and (4) make consequential amendments in connection with the main proposition in subsection (2). In the case of subsection (3), these amendments are necessary to allow the Welsh Ministers to make regulations about the qualifications and tenure of office of a vice chair (including the circumstances in which they cease to hold office or may be removed or suspended). The amendments made by subsection (4) are necessary to require an NHS Trust to pay remuneration and other allowances to a vice-chair.

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