Health Act 2004

Condition of office

13.—(1) The Minister may at any time remove an appointed member from office if—

(a) in the Minister's opinion, the member has become incapable through ill-health of performing the functions of the office,

(b) in the Minister's opinion, the member has committed stated misbehaviour,

(c) the member's removal from office appears to the Minister to be necessary for the Board to perform its functions in an effective manner,

(d) the member has contravened section 25 (1) or 26 of this Act or an applicable provision of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 , or

(e) in performing functions under this Act, the member has not been guided by a code of conduct that has been drawn up under section 10 (3) of the Standards in Public Office Act 2001 and that relates to the appointed member.

(2) An appointed member ceases to hold office if the member—

(a) is adjudicated bankrupt,

(b) makes a composition or arrangement with creditors,

(c) is convicted of an indictable offence,

(d) is convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty,

(e) is the subject of an order under section 160 of the Companies Act 1990 ,

(f) is sentenced to a term of imprisonment by a court of competent jurisdiction, or

(g) is removed by a competent authority for any reason (other than failure to pay a fee) from any register established for the purpose of registering members of a profession.

(3) A member who does not, for a consecutive period of 6 months, attend a meeting of the Board ceases at the end of that period to hold office unless the member demonstrates to the Minister's satisfaction that the failure to attend was due to illness.

(4) In this section “applicable provision of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 ”, in relation to an appointed member, means a provision of that Act that by virtue of a regulation under section 3 of that Act applies to that member.