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The Health and Personal Social Services(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Specific duties

6.—(1) An HSS trust shall carry out effectively, efficiently and economically the functions for the time being conferred on it by an order under Article 10(1) and by the provisions of this Schedule and, with respect to the exercise of the powers conferred by Article 10(9) and paragraphs 10 to 15 below, shall comply with any directions given to it by the Department, whether of a general or a particular nature.

(2) An HSS trust shall comply with any directions given to it by the Department with respect to all or any of the following matters—

(a)the qualifications of persons who may be employed as officers of the trust;

(b)the employment, for the purpose of performing functions specified in the direction, of officers having qualifications or experience of a description so specified;

(c)the manner in which officers of the trust are to be appointed;

(d)prohibiting or restricting the disposal of, or of any interest in, any asset which, at the time the direction is given, the Department reasonably considers to have a value in excess of such sum as may be specified in an order under Article 10(1) and in respect of which the Department considers that the interests of the health and personal social services require that the asset should not be disposed of;

(e)compliance with guidance or directions given (by circular or otherwise) to a relevant body; and

(f)the implementation of awards relating to the distinction or merit of medical practitioners or dental practitioners or any class or classes of such practitioners.

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