Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act, 1999

Regional Chief Executive.

12.—(1) Subject to subsection (3) and notwithstanding any other enactment, the Authority shall, pursuant to a recommendation from the Local Appointments Commissioners, appoint a person who shall act as the chief executive officer of the Authority and such person shall be known and in this Act referred to as the Regional Chief Executive.

(2) Subject to this Act, any reference to the chief executive officer of a health board in any Act, passed before the establishment day, or instrument made, before such day, under any such Act shall be construed as including a reference to the Regional Chief Executive.

(3) Notwithstanding section 15(1) of the Principal Act, the Minister may, before the establishment day, appoint a person who, on the establishment day, shall be deemed to have been appointed to be the Regional Chief Executive and that person shall, unless he or she otherwise dies, resigns or is removed by the Minister, hold the office for a period not exceeding 3 years.

(4) The Minister may remove a person appointed under subsection (3).

(5) Section 13(1), (3) and (8) of the Principal Act shall not apply to the Regional Chief Executive.

(6) The appointment of the Regional Chief Executive in accordance with subsection (1) shall be a reserved function.