(1) Nothing in this Act affects—
(a) The continued existence of the department of State existing immediately before the commencement of this Act and known as the Department of Health; or
(b) The appointment or tenure of the Director-General, or any other employee, of the Department of Health; or
(c) The continued existence of any advisory committee appointed under section 9A of the principal Act.
(2) Every delegation under section 5B or section 9 of the principal Act that was in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue to have effect according to its tenor as if it had been made on that commencement under section 28 or section 41 of the State Sector Act 1988.
(3) Every reference in—
(a) Any Act, regulation, or other enactment, passed, made, or enacted before the commencement of this Act; or
(b) Any contract, agreement, deed, instrument, application, licence, notice, or other document, entered into, made, granted, given, or executed, before the commencement of this Act,—
to the Department of Health shall be read as a reference to the Ministry of Health.