Final provisions

8Minor and consequential amendments

The schedule contains minor and consequential amendments.

9Key terms

In this Act—


(1)An order made under this Act is to be made by statutory instrument.

(2)Such an order may—

(a)make different provision for different purposes (in particular, for different Health Board areas), and

(b)contain any supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision which Ministers consider appropriate.


(1)Sections 1 to 3 come into force in accordance with sections 4 and 7.

(2)Sections 4, 5, 6(1) and (2), 7, 9, 10, 12 and this section come into force on Royal Assent.

(3)Section 6(2) provides for the commencement of section 6(3) and (4) in particular circumstances.

(4)Section 8 and the schedule come into force on such day as Ministers may by order appoint.

12Short title

This Act is called the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Act 2009.