Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

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Status and functions of authorities

117 Status and capacity of authorities


Every authority appointed by or under this Act is a body corporate with perpetual succession, and has and may exercise all the rights, powers, and privileges, and may incur all the liabilities and obligations, of a natural person of full age and capacity.


Each authority may exercise its rights and powers, and may incur liabilities or obligations, only for the purpose of performing its functions.


For the purposes of the exercise or performance of the powers, duties, and functions of an authority, the persons who for the time being are the members of the authority are to be taken to be the authority.


All decisions relating to the powers, duties, and functions of an authority are to be made—


by the authority in accordance with Schedule 3; or


by a committee or person authorised to make the decision concerned under a delegation given under clause 17 or clause 19 of Schedule 3.