182. Disclosure for the purposes of medical or other research.

Regulations may make such provision for and in connection with requiring or regulating the processing of protected information1 for the purposes of medical research as the Secretary of State2 considers is necessary or expedient in the public interest or in the interests of improving patient care3. Regulations may also make such provision for and in connection with requiring or regulating the processing of protected information for the purposes of any other research as the Secretary of State considers is necessary or expedient in the public interest4. Such regulations may, in particular, make provision:

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    (1)     for requiring or authorising the