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Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972

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[F1 Persons providing pharmaceuticalN.I.

63AAF2(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2) [F3Regulations under Article 63] shall include provision—

[F4(za)for the preparation, publication and maintenance of lists of persons, other than medical practitioners or dental practitioners, who undertake to provide pharmaceutical services;]

(a)that an application to a Health and Social Services Board for inclusion in such a list shall be made in the prescribed manner and shall state—

(i)the pharmaceutical services which the applicant will undertake to provide and, if they consist of or include the supply of appliances, which appliances he will undertake to supply; and

(ii)the premises from which he will undertake to provide those pharmaceutical services;

(b)that, except in prescribed cases—

(i)an application for inclusion in such a list by a person not already included; and

(ii)an application by a person already included in such a list for inclusion also in respect of pharmaceutical services or premises other than those already listed in relation to him,

shall be granted only if the Health and Social Services Board is satisfied, in accordance with the regulations, that it is necessary or desirable to grant it in order to secure in the neighbourhood in which the premises are located the adequate provision by persons included in the list of the pharmaceutical services or some of the pharmaceutical services, specified in the application; and

(c)for the removal of an entry in respect of premises from a list if it has been determined in the prescribed manner that the person to whom the entry relates—

(i)has never provided from those premises, or

(ii)has ceased to provide from them,

the pharmaceutical services, or any of the pharmaceutical services, which he is listed as undertaking to provide from them.

(3) [F5Regulations under Article 63] may include provision—

(a)that an application to a Health and Social Services Board may be granted in respect of some only of the pharmaceutical services specified in it;

(b)that an application to a Health and Social Services Board relating to pharmaceutical services of a prescribed description shall be granted only if it appears to the Board that the applicant has satisfied such conditions with regard to the provision of those pharmaceutical services as may be prescribed;

(c)that an application to a Health and Social Services Board by a person who qualified to have his name registered under the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 by virtue of Article 8(2)(c) of that Order (qualification by European diploma) shall not be granted unless the applicant satisfies the Board that he has the knowledge of English which, in the interests of himself and the persons making use of the pharmaceutical services to which the application relates, is necessary for the provision of pharmaceutical services in the Board's area;

(d)that the inclusion of a person in a list in pursuance of such an application may be for a fixed period;

(e)that, where the premises from which an application states that the applicant will undertake to provide pharmaceutical services are in an area of a prescribed description, the applicant shall not be included in the list unless his inclusion is approved by a prescribed body and by reference to prescribed criteria; and

(f)that the prescribed body may give its approval subject to conditions.

[F6(3A) Regulations under Article 63 shall include provision conferring on such persons as may be prescribed rights of appeal from decisions made by virtue of paragraph (2) or (3).

(3B) Regulations under Article 63 shall be framed as to preclude—

(a)a person included in a list under paragraph (2)(za), and

(b)an employee of such a person,

from taking part in the decision whether an application such as is mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) should be granted or an appeal against such a decision brought by virtue of paragraph (3A) should be allowed.]

F7(4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F7(5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

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