Health Act 2007

15.

Conditions of office.

15.— (1) The Minister at any time may remove a member of the Board from office if, in the Minister’s opinion—

( a) the member has become incapable through ill-health of performing the functions of the office,

( b) the member has committed stated misbehaviour,

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

( d) the member has contravened section 81(1) or 84(2) of this Act or a provision of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 that by a regulation made under section 3 of that Act applies to that member, or

( e) in performing functions under this Act, the member has not complied with—

(i) a code of conduct, under section 10(3) of the Standards in Public Office Act 2001, or

(ii) the code of governance under section 34 that relates to the Board member.

(2) A member of the Board 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 of the Board 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 non-attendance was due to illness.