Health Act 2007

23.

Delegation of functions of chief executive officer.

23.— (1) Subject to any directions that may be given by the Board, the chief executive officer may—

( a) delegate any of the chief executive officer’s functions under section 22 (including those relating to financial matters) to employees of the Authority specified by name, position or otherwise, and

( b) authorise the subdelegation of any or all delegated functions to or by other such employees.

(2) Any function delegated or subdelegated under this section to an employee is to be performed by the employee under the general direction and control of the chief executive officer and in compliance with directions, limitations and guidelines as may be specified by—

( a) in the case of a delegated function, the chief executive officer, or

( b) in the case of a subdelegated function, the employee who subdelegated that function.

(3) The delegation or subdelegation of a function does not preclude the person who for the time being holds the position of chief executive officer from performing the function.

(4) The chief executive officer may—

( a) vary any delegation or subdelegation of a function under this section,

( b) revoke such delegation or subdelegation, or

( c) without revoking the delegation, revoke any subdelegation of the function.

(5) On varying or revoking the delegation or subdelegation of a function, the chief executive officer shall inform each employee to whom the function was delegated or subdelegated of its variation or revocation.

(6) An employee of the Authority who subdelegates a function delegated or subdelegated to the employee under this section—

( a) may vary or revoke the subdelegation, and

( b) is not precluded from performing the function.

(7) On varying or revoking the subdelegation of a function, the employee who subdelegated the function shall inform each employee to whom the function was subdelegated of its variation or revocation.