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LEGAL AID ACT 1978 - SECT 12JE

Acting chief executive officer

    (1)     Subject to this section, the board may appoint a person to act as chief executive officer

        (a)     during a vacancy in the office; or

        (b)     during any period or all periods when the chief executive officer is absent from duty or from the State or is for any other reason unable to perform the duties of that office.

    (2)     An appointment under subsection (1) must not be for a period of more than 6 months.

    (3)     Subject to subsection (4), an acting chief executive officer is eligible for re‑appointment.

    (4)     The Attorney-General's approval is required for the re‑appointment of an acting chief executive officer if the re‑appointment would result in the person having been appointed to act as chief executive officer for more than 6 months in any one 12 month period.

    (5)     Subject to subsections (2) and (6), an appointment under subsection (1) is on the terms and conditions determined by the board.

    (6)     An appointment under subsection (1) must be on terms not more favourable than those applying to the chief executive officer.

    (7)     While so acting, the person appointed under subsection (1) has all the powers and may perform all the functions and duties conferred by this Act or any other Act on the chief executive officer.

    (8)     The Public Administration Act 2004 (other than Part 3 of that Act) applies to an acting chief executive officer of VLA in respect of the office of acting chief executive officer.

S. 12JF inserted by No. 15/2018 s. 31.



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