(1) Section 4 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (high security psychiatric services) is amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (1) for the words from the beginning to “duty to provide” substitute “The Board must arrange for the provision of”.
(3) In subsection (3)—
(a) after “may be provided” insert
(b) after paragraph (a) insert
(b) only by a person approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this subsection.”
(4) After subsection (3) insert—
“(3A) The Secretary of State may—
(a) give directions to a person who provides high security psychiatric services about the provision by that person of those services;
(b) give directions to the Board about the exercise of its functions in relation to high security psychiatric services.”
Royal Assent (in so far as is necessary for enabling the exercise on or after 27 March 2012 of any power to make an order or regulations or to give directions that is conferred by the above section or an amendment made by it): 27 March 2012: see s 306(1)(d).
To be appointed
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 306(4).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 308(1).
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