1 Citation, interpretation and application

(1)    This Order may be cited as the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Commencement No 3) Order 2002.

(2)    This Order applies to England only, apart from article 2(2)(d) which applies to England and Wales.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 18 December 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

Extent

This article does not extend to Scotland: see para (2) above.

2 Appointed day

2Appointed day

(1)    1st January 2003 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 specified in paragraph (2).

(2)    The provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)    section 20 and Schedule 6 (The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health);

(b)    section 21 (overview and scrutiny committees);

(c)    paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 (minor and consequential amendments) and, in so far as they relate to that paragraph, paragraph 1 of that Schedule and section 37(1);

(d)    section 37(2) and Schedule 9 (repeals) in so far as they relate to the repeal in Part 3 of that Schedule of paragraphs 71(3), 73 and 75 of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 18 December 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

Extent

Paras (1), (2)(d) do not extend to Scotland: see art 1(2).

Para (2)(a)–(c) applies to England only: see art 1(2).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

David Lammy

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Health

18th December 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order is the third commencement order made by the Secretary of State under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (“the Act”). One order has also been made by the National Assembly for Wales.

Article 2 brings into force on 1st January 2003:

(a)    section 20 of and Schedule 6 to the Act which are concerned with the establishment for England of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health;

(b)    section 21 of the Act which extends the regulation-making power in respect of overview and scrutiny committees contained in section 7 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001;

(c)    an amendment to section 29 of the National Health Service Act 1977 (arrangements and regulations for general medical services) to change the reference to interim suspension of a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1983; and

(d)    repeals of three pre-consolidation amendments in Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997.