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Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 22: Payments to or in respect of certain persons infected with hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment etc.: eligibility

70.This section amends section 28 of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005. A scheme was made by the Scottish Ministers under section 28 to make payments to persons who acquired hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment and who did not die before 29 August 2003. The amendments to section 28 in this section give the Scottish Ministers powers to make payments in respect of persons who acquired hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment, but who died before 29 August 2003, and to the dependants of infected persons.

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