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(1) Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Care Quality Commission) is amended as follows.
(2) In section 48 (special reviews and investigations)—
(a) in subsection (1) after “may” insert “, with the approval of the Secretary of State,”, and
(b) after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A) The Commission may conduct an investigation under this section without the approval of the Secretary of State where the Commission considers there to be a risk to the health, safety or welfare of persons receiving health or social care.”
(3) In section 54 (studies as to economy, efficiency etc), in each of subsections (1) and (3) after “may” insert “, with the approval of the Secretary of State,”.
(4) In section 57 (reviews of data, studies and research), in subsection (1) after “may” insert “, with the approval 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).