Health Bill
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Health Bill

Session 2005-06
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Short Title of the Bill
Make provision for the prohibition of smoking in certain premises, places and vehicles and for amending the minimum age of persons to whom tobacco may be sold; to make provision in relation to the prevention and control of health care associated infections; to make provision in relation to the management and use of controlled drugs; to make provision in relation to the supervision of certain dealings with medicinal products and the running of pharmacy premises, and about orders under the Medicines Act 1968 and orders amending that Act under the Health Act 1999; to make further provision about the National Health Service in England and Wales and about the recovery of National Health Service costs; to make provision for the establishment and functions of the Appointments Commission; to make further provision about the exercise of social care training functions; and for connected purposes.

Extract from Explanatory Note produced by Government Department   
The Bill would make a number of changes intended to protect the health of the public as well as improve the running of the NHS. The Bill covers smoke-free public places and workplaces; power to amend the minimum age of sale of tobacco; prevention and control of health care associated infections; management of controlled drugs in the NHS; improved provision of pharmacy and ophthalmic services; countering NHS fraud; and replacing the NHS Appointments Commission with a new body with a wider role. In addition the Bill contains changes relating to administration of the Social Care Bursary scheme; the audit of special health authorities; injury cost recovery in the NHS; transfer of criminal liability in the NHS; and provisions to remove out-of-date references to Welsh health authorities. (Source: Explanatory Note Bill 76- EN)



Bill Information

Latest       
This Bill has now received Royal Assent
 
  Health Act 2006 Chapter 28 (OPSI website)

 
  Health Act 2006 Chapter 28 PDF (OPSI website)

Earlier documents    
This Bill has now received Royal Assent
 
  Health Act 2006 Chapter 28 (OPSI website)

 
  Health Act 2006 Chapter 28 PDF (OPSI website)
Proceedings (Commons)   Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 18 July 2006
Lords Amendments (Commons)   Bill 210 2005-06 as at 5 July 2006 PDF
    Bill 210 2005-06 as at 5 July 2006
Amendment Paper for Third Reading Stage   First Marshalled List of Amendments as at 3 July 2006
Amendment paper for Report Stage (Lords)   Second Marshalled list of Amendments as at 22 June 2006
Amendment paper for Report Stage (Lords)   Marshalled list of Amendments as at 15 June 2006
Bill as amended in Committee (Lords)   Bill 117 2005-06 as at 25 May 2006 PDF
    Bill 117 2005-06 as at 25 May 2006
Amendment Paper for Grand Committee Stage   Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments as at 23 May 2006
Amendment Paper for Grand Committee Stage   Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments as at 18 May 2006
Amendment Paper for Grand Committee Stage   Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments as at 11 May 2006
Amendment Paper for Grand Committee Stage   Third Marshalled List of Amendments as at 5 May 2006
Amendment Paper for Grand Committee Stage   Second Marshalled List of Amendments as at 20 April 2006
Amendment Paper for Grand Committee Stage   First Marshalled List of Amendments as at 18 April 2006
Explanatory notes to Bill (76), prepared by the Department of Health   Bill 76 - EN 2005-06 as at 15 February 2006
 

European Convention on Human Rights
A statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human rights is available at the start of the bill as introduced in each House.