Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 1996

Reserved functions.

3.—(1) A health board shall perform the following functions:

(a) a function of a health board specified in a section mentioned in column (3) of the First Schedule , of the Act mentioned in column (2) of that Schedule opposite the mention aforesaid,

(b) a function (if any) as may be declared to be a reserved function by order made by the Minister, and

(c) a function which is specified as a reserved function in this Act.

(2) Every function of a health board that is required to be performed pursuant to subsection (1) shall be a reserved function and “reserved function” shall be construed and have effect accordingly.

(3) The chief executive officer shall assist a health board in the performance of its reserved functions, in such manner as the health board may require.

(4) The Minister shall not make an order under subsection (1) (b) in relation to any function or class of functions that is or are specifically conferred on a chief executive officer under this Act or any other enactment.

(5) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section.

(6) A health board shall not take any decision or give any direction in relation to any function of a health board that is not a reserved function.