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(1) Section 270 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (provision of information by Registrar General) is amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (1)—
(a) for “the Secretary of State” substitute “any of the following persons”, and
(b) at the end insert
(a) the Secretary of State,
(b) the Board,
(c) a clinical commissioning group,
(d) a local authority,
(e) the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence,
(f) the Health and Social Care Information Centre,
(g) a Special Health Authority which has functions that are exercisable in relation to England,
(h) the Care Quality Commission, and
(i) such other persons as the Secretary of State may specify in a direction.”
(3) In subsection (2)—
(a) for “the Secretary of State” substitute “the person to whom the information is provided”, and
(b) for “his functions” substitute “functions exercisable by the person”.
(4) After subsection (4) insert—
“(5) In this section, “local authority” has the same meaning as in section 2B.”
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).