Explanatory Memorandum

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

2009 CHAPTER 1

21 January 2009

Commentary on Sections

Section 20: Public involvement: consultation schemes

Requires the Department, Regional Health and Social Care Board, Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being, Health and Social Care trusts, and special agencies to show, in their consultation schemes, what arrangements are in place to consult with the Patient and Client Council and recipients of health and social care.  The consultation scheme will also need to prepare a written statement which summarises the comments received and sets out the health and social care body’s response to those comments.