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Health and Social Care Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 3 - Continuation of Local Commissioning Groups

Provides for the continuation of Local Commissioning Groups as unincorporated bodies following the closure of the Regional Health and Social Care Board. It also introduces Schedule 2.

Schedule 2 contains the statutory provisions necessary to continue to operate Local Commissioning Groups beyond the closure of the Health and Social Care Board. The Schedule also provides for the existing regulations in terms of the functions, membership, and appointments and terms of office to be retained.

Schedule 2 provides a regulation making power to the Department to dissolve Local Commissioning Groups on a day appointed by the Department. The Department may not however make regulations to dissolve Local Commissioning Groups until the Department makes regulations to establish bodies (Area Integrated Partnership Boards) for local areas.

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