National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2002

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2002/2478

2002 No. 2478 (C. 80)

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

HEALTH CARE AND ASSOCIATED PROFESSIONS

The National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2002

Made 27th September 2002

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 38(7) and 42(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 20021hereby makes the following Order:

S-1 Citation and interpretation

Citation and interpretation

1.—(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 19952.

S-2 Extent

Extent

2.—(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.

S-3 Appointed day for provisions relating to the National Health Service

Appointed day for provisions relating to the National Health Service

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

(a)

(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)

(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)

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

(d)

(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)

(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)

(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,

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

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

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

(a)

(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)

(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)

(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.

S-4 Transitional provision

Transitional provision

4. Sections 97 and 97C of, and Schedule 12A to, the 1977 Act7, 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.

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

Appointed day for provisions relating to health care and associated professions

5. 1st October 2002 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 35 of the Act.

John Hutton

Minister of State

Department of Health

27th September 2002

(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...

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