Legislation. Any reference in this Agreement to any legislation (whether primary legislation or regulations or other subsidiary legislation made pursuant to primary legislation) shall be construed as a reference to such legislation as the same may have been, or may from time to time be, amended or re-enacted.
Legislation. The Health Services Act 1997 (the Act) provides a legislative framework for the public health system, including setting out purposes and/or functions in relation to Local Health Districts (ss 8, 9, 10). Under the Act, the Health Secretary’s functions include: the facilitation of the achievement and maintenance of adequate standards of patient care within public hospitals, provision of governance, oversight and control of the public health system and the statutory health organisations within it, as well as in relation to other services provided by the public health system, and to facilitate the efficient and economic operation of the public health system (s.122). The Act allows the Health Secretary to enter into performance agreements with Local Health Districts in relation to the provision of health services and health support services (s.126). The performance agreement may include provisions of a service agreement. Under the Act the Minister may attach conditions to the payment of any subsidy (or part of any subsidy) (s.127). As a condition of subsidy all funding provided for specific purposes must be used for those purposes unless approved by the Health Secretary.