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[F13.Duties of integrated care boards as to commissioning certain health servicesE+W

(1)An integrated care board must arrange for the provision of the following to such extent as it considers necessary to meet the reasonable requirements of the people for whom it has responsibility—

(a)hospital accommodation,

(b)other accommodation for the purpose of any service provided under this Act,

(c)medical services other than primary medical services (for primary medical services, see Part 4),

(d)dental services other than primary dental services (for primary dental services, see Part 5),

(e)ophthalmic services other than primary ophthalmic services (for primary ophthalmic services, see Part 6),

(f)nursing and ambulance services,

(g)such other services or facilities for the care of pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and young children as the board considers are appropriate as part of the health service,

(h)such other services or facilities for palliative care as the board considers are appropriate as part of the health service,

(i)such other services or facilities for the prevention of illness, the care of persons suffering from illness and the after-care of persons who have suffered from illness as the board considers are appropriate as part of the health service, and

(j)such other services or facilities as are required for the diagnosis and treatment of illness.

(2)For the purposes of this section an integrated care board has responsibility for—

(a)the group of people for whom it has core responsibility (see section 14Z31), and

(b)such other people as may be prescribed (whether generally or in relation to a prescribed service or facility).

(3)The duty imposed on an integrated care board by subsection (1) to arrange for the provision of services or facilities does not apply to the extent that—

(a)NHS England has a duty to arrange for their provision;

(b)another integrated care board has a duty to arrange for their provision by virtue of subsection (2)(b).

(4)In exercising its functions under this section, an integrated care board must act consistently with—

(a)the discharge by the Secretary of State and NHS England of their duty under section 1(1) (duty to promote a comprehensive health service), and

(b)the objectives and requirements for the time being specified in the mandate published under section 13A.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 3, 3A substituted (1.7.2022) by Health and Care Act 2022 (c. 31), ss. 21, 186(6); S.I. 2022/734, reg. 2(a), Sch. (with regs. 13, 29, 30)

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