Health Act 2007

PART 9

Inspections and Investigations

70.

Appointment by the Authority of authorised persons.

70.— (1) The Authority shall appoint, with the approval of the Minister given with the consent of the Minister for Finance, one or more persons with appropriate qualifications and experience for the purposes of—

( a) monitoring compliance with standards in accordance with section 8(1)(c) , or

( b) an investigation referred to in section 8(1)(d) undertaken by the Authority,

and a person so appointed shall be known as an authorised person.

(2) At the request of an authorised person, the Authority may appoint such other number of persons that the Authority may determine, to assist that authorised person in the performance of the authorised person’s functions and the persons appointed shall be authorised persons for the purposes of—

( a) monitoring compliance with standards in accordance with section 8(1)(c) , or

( b) an investigation referred to in section 8(1)(d) .

(3) An authorised person shall be paid the remuneration and allowances for expenses that the Authority may determine with the approval of the Minister given with the consent of the Minister for Finance.

(4) Each authorised person shall be given a certificate of his or her appointment and, when exercising any power conferred on the Authority, shall produce, on request by any person affected, the certificate or a copy of the certificate, together with a form of personal identification.