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Requirement to exercise approval functions: England
[12ZB.—(1) The Secretary of State may impose a requirement on the National Health Service Commissioning Board (“the Board”) or a Special Health Authority for an approval function of the Secretary of State to be exercisable by the Secretary of State concurrently—
(2) The Secretary of State may, in particular, require the body concerned to exercise an approval function—
(3) The Secretary of State may require the body concerned to exercise an approval function—
(4) Where a requirement under subsection (1) is imposed, the Board or (as the case may be) Special Health Authority must comply with such instructions as the Secretary of State may give with respect to the exercise of the approval function.
(5) An instruction under subsection (4) may be given in such form as the Secretary of State may determine.
(6) The Secretary of State must publish instructions under subsection (4) in such form as the Secretary of State may determine.
(7) Where the Board or a Special Health Authority has an approval function by virtue of this section, the function is to be treated for the purposes of the National Health Service Act 2006 as a function that it has under that Act.
(8) The Secretary of State may make payments in connection with the exercise of an approval function by virtue of this section.]<