Section 28 – Payments to certain persons infected with hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment etc.
132.Subsection (1) provides for the Scottish Ministers to make a scheme for making payments to, or in respect of, persons who have been infected with the hepatitis C virus in certain circumstances.
133.Subsection (2) defines the relationships of persons covered by subsection (1) where the infection is acquired by transmission from a person infected as a result of NHS treatment.
134.Subsection (3) prescribes certain matters which must be included in a scheme such as the procedure to be followed in making a claim under the scheme and how claims are to be determined. This subsection also provides for a right of appeal against a decision refusing a claim under the scheme.
135.Subsection (4) provides that a scheme may include certain matters such as conditions for eligibility and the subsection also allows the Scottish Ministers to make provision in the scheme for other persons to undertake functions or manage the scheme on their behalf.
136.Subsection (5) provides that, where a scheme provides that it is to be managed, or functions are to be undertaken, on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Ministers remain responsible for those functions or the management of the scheme.