Joint Consultative Committees Order 1985

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1985/305

1985No. 305


The Joint Consultative Committees Order 1985




The Secretary of State for Social Services, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 22(3A), (4) and (6) of the National Health Service Act 1977(a) and section 1(8) of the Health Services Act 1980(b) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 22(5) of the Act of 1977 with such associations of local authorities as appear to them to be concerned, there not appearing to them to be local authorities with whom consultation is desirable, hereby make the following order:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the Joint Consultative Committees Order 1985 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1985.

(2) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires—

(a) "the Act" means the National Health Service Act 1977;

"Committee" means a joint consultative committee referred to in section 22(2) of the Act;

"health authority" means a District Health Authority;

"local authority" means as appropriate the council of a London borough, or of a non-metropolitan county, or a district as defined in relation to England in section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1972(c) or of a county or district mentioned in section 20(3) of that Act (which relates to Wales) or the Inner London Education Authority or the Common Council of the City of London.

"Responsible Authority" in England means—

(a) 1977 c.49; subsections (3A) and (6) of section 22 were inserted by, and subsection (4) thereof was amended by paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 to the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41); section 22 was also amended by paragraph 41 of Schedule 1 to the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53) and paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the Health and Social Security Act 1984 (c. 48).

(b) 1980 c. 53.

(c) 1972 c. 70.

(i) in a case where all the health authorities represented on a Committee are included in the region of one Regional Health Authority, that Regional Authority or

(ii) in any other case, such Regional Health Authority as the Secretary of State may direct,

and in Wales means the Secretary of State;

(b) a reference to a body represented on a Committee does not include a reference to a voluntary organisation.

Appointment of Committees

2. It shall be the duty of each health authority, and each Family Practitioner Committee and local authority associated with such health authority in the Table in section 22(2) of the Act to appoint a Committee and such further Committees as may be agreed between these bodies.

Appointment of sub-committees and joint sub-committes

3. A Committee may appoint a sub-committee of the Committee or, together with one or more other Committees, appoint a joint sub-committee for the purpose in either case, of making recommendations to the Committee or Committees by which they were appointed on the advice to be given to the bodies represented on them.

Representation on other Committees

4. A health authority, Family Practitioner...

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