1 Citation and interpretation

(1)    This Order may be cited as the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Commencement No 2) Order 2002.

(2)    In this Order—

“the Act” means the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

“the 1995 Act” means the Health Authorities Act 1995.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

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2 Extent

2Extent

(1)    Article 3(1) extends to England and Wales.

(2)    Articles 3(2) and (3) and 4 extend to England only.

(3)    Article 5 extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

3 Appointed day for provisions relating to the National Health Service

3Appointed day for provisions relating to the National Health Service

(1)    Subject to paragraph (3), 1st October 2002 is the day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)    sections 1 and 2 (in so far as those sections have not already been brought into force), 4, 5, 7 and 8 of the Act;

(b)    section 3(3) (in so far as that subsection has not already been brought into force) and (4) of the Act and, in so far as it relates to those two subsections, subsection (1) of that section;

(c)    Schedules 1 (in so far as that Schedule has not already been brought into force) and 3 to the Act;

(d)    Schedule 2 to the Act, in so far as it has not already been brought into force, except for paragraphs 16(6) and 17(4) and (5) and paragraph 1 in so far as it relates to those paragraphs;

(e)    the following paragraphs of Schedule 8 to the Act and section 37(1) of the Act in so far as it relates to those paragraphs—

(i)    paragraphs 4 to 7 and 12 and, in so far as it relates to those paragraphs, paragraph 1, and

(ii)    paragraphs 18, 20, 21, 22 (except in so far as it relates to the omission of paragraph 53 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Act), 23 to 27, 29 and 31 to 37 and, in so far as it relates to paragraphs 29 and 31, paragraph 28; and

(f)    in Schedule 9 to the Act, the repeals in Parts 1 and 3 relating to the—

(i)    1977 Act, sections 17B,18, 29B, 33, 97, 97D and 103,

(ii)    National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990,

(iii)    Health Service Commissioners Act 1993,

(iv)    1995 Act, except paragraph 53 of Schedule 1,

(v)    Government of Wales Act 1998,

(vi)    1999 Act, section 6 and Schedule 4, and

(vii)    Health and Social Care Act 2001.

(2)    Subject to paragraph (3), 1st October 2002 is the day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)    section 10 (3), (5) to (8) and (10)(a)(ii), (b) and (c)(i) and (ii) of the Act and, in so far is it relates to those provisions, subsection (1) of that section;

(b)    the following paragraphs of Schedule 8 to the Act and section 37(1) of the Act in so far as it relates to those paragraphs—

(i)    paragraphs 3, 8 and 9 and, in so far as it relates to those paragraphs, paragraph 1, and

(ii)    paragraph 22 (in so far as it relates to the omission of paragraph 53 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Act) and, in so far as it relates to that omission, paragraph 20; and

(c)    in Schedule 9 to the Act, the repeals in Parts 1 and 3 relating to the—

(i)    1977 Act, section 44 and Schedule 12A, and

(ii)    1995 Act, Schedule 1, paragraph 53.

(3)    Sections 7 and 8 of the Act and the provisions referred to in paragraph (2)(a) shall have effect in relation to the period beginning with 1st October 2002 and ending with 31st March 2003 as if that period were a financial year and in relation to the financial year ending with 31st March 2004 and subsequent financial years.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

Extent

Para (1): does not extend to Scotland: see art 2(1).

Paras (2), (3): apply to England only: see art 2(2).

4 Transitional provision

4Transitional provision

Sections 97 and 97C of, and Schedule 12A to, the 1977 Act, in so far as they apply to a Primary Care Trust or to a Health Authority, shall have effect in relation to the period beginning with 1st April 2002 and ending with 30th September 2002 as if that period were a financial year.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

Extent

This article applies to England only: see art 2(2).

5 Appointed day for provisions relating to health care and associated professions

5Appointed day for provisions relating to health care and associated professions

1st October 2002 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 35 of the Act.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

John Hutton

Minister of State

Department of Health

27th September 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is the second Commencement Order made under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (“the Act”).

Article 3 brings into force on 1st October 2002 those sections of the Act (and associated Schedules) concerned with the structure of, and financial arrangements for, the health service in England.

Section 1 and Schedule 1 rename Health Authorities in England as Strategic Health Authorities and make amendments consequential on that change of name.

Section 2 and Schedule 2 place a duty on the Secretary of State to establish Primary Care Trusts for the whole of England and reallocate many of the existing functions of Health Authorities to Primary Care Trusts.

Sections 3 to 5 make other amendments consequential on this restructuring.

Sections 7, 8 and 10 change the way in which NHS bodies are funded as a result of the devolution of functions from Health Authorities to Primary Care Trusts.

Schedules 8 and 9 contain minor and consequential amendments and repeals.

Articles 3(3) and 4 make provision for the fact that the amendments to section 97 and 97C of, and Schedule 12A to, the National Health Service Act 1977 made by sections 7, 8 and 10 of the Act will operate initially for part of a financial year only.

Article 5 brings into force on 1st October section 35 of the Act which extends the powers conferred by section 60 of the Health Act 1999 (which deals with the modification of legislation governing the regulation of health care professions) to bring those powers in respect of pharmacy more into line with those for other professions.

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