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(1) Section 7 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (distribution of health service functions) is amended as follows.
(2) For subsection (1) substitute—
“(1) The Secretary of State may direct a Special Health Authority to exercise any functions of the Secretary of State or any other person which relate to the health service in England and are specified in the direction.
(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply to any function of the Secretary of State of making an order or regulations.
(1B) Before exercising the power in subsection (1) in relation to a function of a person other than the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State must consult that person.
(1C) Regulations may provide that a Special Health Authority specified in the regulations is to have such additional functions in relation to the health service in England as may be so specified.”
(3) Omit subsections (2) and (3).
(4) For the heading to that section, and for the cross-heading preceding it, substitute “Functions of Special Health Authorities”.
(5) In section 272 of that Act (orders, regulations, rules and directions), in subsection (6) after paragraph (zzc) insert—
“(zzd) regulations under section 7(1C),”.
(6) In section 273 of that Act (further provision about orders and directions), in subsection (4)(b)—
(a) before paragraph (i) insert—
“(zi) section 7 about a function of a person other than the Secretary of State,” and
(b) in paragraph (i) after “a function” insert “of the Secretary of State”.
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 (for remaining purposes): see s 306(4).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 308(1).