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Duties of the Education Authority and Boards of GovernorsN.I.

Duty of Authority to request help from health and social care bodiesN.I.

5—(1) Article 14 of the 1996 Order (duties of health and social care bodies) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (3) for “may request” substitute “ shall request ”.

(3) After paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) If, in helping the Authority in the making of an assessment under Article 15, the health and social services authority identifies anyrelevant treatment or service likely to be of benefit in addressing the special educational needs of the child, the health and social services authority shall provide that treatment or service to the child.

(4B) In paragraph (4A) “relevant treatment or service” means a treatment or service normally provided by a health and social services authority as part of its statutory functions relating to the provision of health care (within the meaning of section 2(5) of the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009)..

(4) In paragraph (6) for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the Regional Health and Social Care Board; or

(b)a health and social care trust established under Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991..