719. Supervisory functions exercisable by Local Health Boards.

Each local health board1 will exercise supervisory functions2 (1) in relation to any person who is, or is likely to be, accommodated in a hospital (whether NHS or independent hospitals) in its area for the purposes of receiving relevant care or treatment; and (2) where the Local Health Board commissions relevant care or treatment for a person in a hospital (whether a NHS or independent hospital) in England in relation to that hospital