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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Ophthalmic services

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10.—(1) In Article 62(2) of the Order of 1972 (arrangements for general ophthalmic services), after “shall include provision” insert—

(a)for the preparation and publication of lists of medical practitioners, and ophthalmic opticians respectively, who undertake to provide general ophthalmic services;

(b)for conferring a right, subject to any provision made under Article 64C and to the provisions of this Order relating to the disqualification of persons providing services, on any medical practitioner having the prescribed qualifications or ophthalmic optician who wishes to be included in the appropriate list, to be so included;

(c)for conferring on any medical practitioner, who is dissatisfied with a determination that he or she does not possess the qualifications prescribed under this Article, a right of appeal to a committee appointed by the Department, and for making provision for any matter for which it appears to the Department to be necessary or expedient to make provision in consequence of the conferring of that right;.

(2) Omit Article 62A of the Order of 1972.

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