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National Health Service (Residual Liabilities) Act 1996

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2Transfer of residual liabilities: Scotland

(1)If a National Health Service trust, a Health Board or a Special Health Board ceases to exist, the Secretary of State must exercise his statutory powers to transfer property, rights and liabilities of the body so as to secure that all of its liabilities are dealt with.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), a liability is dealt with by being transferred to—

(a)the Secretary of State;

(b)a National Health Service trust;

(c)a Health Board;

(d)a Special Health Board; or

(e)the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.

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