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Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021

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The Functions of Health Boards (Scotland) Order 1991

2(1)The Functions of Health Boards (Scotland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/570) is amended as follows.

(2)In article 1(2) (interpretation), after the definition of “the Act” insert—

  • “the 2021 Act” means the Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021;.

(3)In article 2 (persons for whose health care each Health Board is responsible)—

(a)in paragraph (1), after sub-paragraph (b) (and before “and” following that sub-paragraph and preceding sub-paragraph (c)) insert—

(ba)in so far as the health care consists of providing services (other than the services mentioned in sub-paragraph (b)(i)) in conjunction with provision of the service mentioned in section 1(1)(a) of the 2021 Act, of persons (not falling within sub-paragraph (a)(i) or (ii)) to whom the Health Board is providing that service, regardless of the person’s place of ordinary residence;,

(b)after paragraph (3), insert—

(3A)For the purposes of paragraph (1)(ba), services are provided in conjunction with provision of the service mentioned in section 1(1)(a) of the 2021 Act if they are provided—

(a)to a person at the same time as that service is provided to the person, or

(b)to a person to whom that service has been provided on the person returning, at the request or on the recommendation of the health board, for follow-up care to care provided as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a)..

(4)In article 3 (duty of health boards to exercise functions)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for the words “those persons for whose health care each Health Board is responsible” substitute “the persons mentioned in paragraph (1A)”,

(b)after paragraph (1), insert—

(1A)The persons referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)in so far as a function specified in article 4 relates to functions conferred on the Health Board by the 2021 Act, those persons in relation to whom the functions conferred by that Act are exercisable by each Health Board;

(b)otherwise, those persons for whose health care each Health Board is responsible..

(5)In article 4(c) (duty of Scottish Ministers under section 36 of the 1978 Act to be exercised by health boards), after “under the Act” insert “or under the 2021 Act”.

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