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Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

3. Tenure of office

The term of office for the Commissioner will be for 4 years with the opportunity for reappointment for one further term only. The Commissioner can be removed from office by the First Minister and the deputy First Minister on the grounds of misconduct or incapacity including specifically if the Commissioner has been convicted of a criminal offence, become bankrupt, failed to discharge his/her functions for a continuous period of 3 months, or become unable or unfit to carry out his/her functions.

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