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Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

  3. Consultation

  4. Options Considered

  5. Overview

  6. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Restructuring of administration of health and social care

    2. Section 2: Department’s general duty

    3. Section 3: Department’s general power

    4. Section 4: Department’s priorities and objectives

    5. Section 5: The framework document

    6. Section 6: Power of Department to give directions to certain bodies

    7. Section 7: The Regional Health and Social Care Board

    8. Section 8: Functions of the Regional Board

    9. Section 9: Local Commissioning Groups

    10. Section 10: Power of Regional Board to give directions and guidance to HSC trusts

    11. Section 11: Provision of information, to Regional Board by HSC trusts

    12. Section 12: The Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being

    13. Section 13: Functions of the Regional Agency

    14. Section 14: The Regional Business Services Organisation

    15. Section 15: Functions of RBSO

    16. Section 16: The Patient and Client Council

    17. Section 17: Functions of the Patient and Client Council

    18. Section 18: Duty to co-operate with the Patient and Client Council

    19. Section 19: Public involvement and consultation

    20. Section 20: Public involvement: consultation schemes

    21. Section 21: Duty on HSC trusts in relation to improvement of health and social well-being

    22. Section 22: Public-private partnerships

    23. Section 23: Schemes for transfer of assets and liabilities

    24. Section 24: Transfer of functions of Health and Social Services Boards

    25. Section 25: Transfer of functions of the Mental Health Commission

    26. Section 26: Transfer of functions of Central Services Agency

    27. Section 27: Amendment of statutory and other references to dissolved bodies,

    28. Section 28: Dissolution of special agencies

    29. Section 29: Orders, regulations, guidance and directions

    30. Section 30: Further provision

    31. Section 31: Interpretation

    32. Section 32: Minor and consequential amendments

    33. Section 33: Repeals

    34. Section 34: Commencement

    35. Section 35: Short title

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