Delegation of responsible person’s functions

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:30 am ar 25 Ebrill 2018.

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“(1) The responsible person for each mental health unit may delegate any functions exercisable by the responsible person under this Act to a relevant person only in accordance with this section.

(2) The responsible person may only delegate a function to a relevant person if the relevant person is of an appropriate level of seniority.

(3) The delegation of a function does not affect the responsibility of the responsible person for the exercise of the responsible person’s functions under this Act.

(4) The delegation of a function does not prevent the responsible person from exercising the function.

(5) In this section ‘relevant person’ means a person employed by the relevant health organisation that operates the mental health unit.”—

This new clause gives a power to the responsible person to delegate functions under the Bill subject to the limitation that the person to whom functions are delegated is of an appropriate level of seniority. The obligations associated with the functions remain with the responsible person despite any delegation.

Brought up, and read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

New Clause 4