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Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972

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Arrangements for pharmaceutical servicesN.I.

63 .F1  [F2 (1) Every Health and Social Services Board shall, in accordance with regulations, make arrangements in respect of its area for the[F3 provision] to persons who are in that area of—

(a)

proper and sufficient drugs and medicines and listed appliances which are ordered for those persons by a medical practitioner in pursuance of his functions—

(i)

in providing any service in pursuance of this Order; or

(ii)

in the [F4health care] established in pursuance of section 1 of the National Health Service Act 1977 [1977 c.49] or section 1 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 [1978 c.29] ; or

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in the armed forces of the Crown (excluding forces of a Commonwealth country and forces raised in a colony);F5. . .

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listed drugs and medicines which are ordered for those persons by a dental practitioner in pursuance of such functions;F6. . .

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[F7listed drugs and medicines and listed appliances which are ordered for those persons by[F8 a pharmacist or] a prescribed description of registered nurse, midwife or health visitor in pursuance of such functions; and]

(c)

[F9such services as may be prescribed;]

[F10and the services provided in accordance with the arrangements are, together with additional pharmaceutical services provided in accordance with a direction under Article 63A, referred to in this Order as “pharmaceutical services”.]

[F11(2) Regulations shall provide for securing that arrangements made by a Health and Social Services Board under paragraph (1) will enable persons in the Board's area for whom drugs, medicines or appliances mentioned in that paragraph are ordered as there mentioned[F12, or to whom services mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) are to be provided] to receive them from persons with whom such arrangements have been made.

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(3) Before making any regulations under this Article, the Ministry shall consult such organisations as appear to the Minister to be representative of the pharmaceutical profession.

F14[(4) In this Article “listed” means included in a list for the time being approved for the purposes of this Article by the Department.]

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