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Pharmaceutical Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 95

HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Pharmaceutical Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

11th March 1998

Coming into operation

1st May 1998

The Department of Health and Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 63(1) and (2), 106(b) and 107(6) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, and in conjunction with the Department of Finance and Personnel and after consultation with such organisations as appeared to the Department of Health and Social Services to be representative of the pharmaceutical profession as required by Article 63(3) of that Order hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Pharmaceutical Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st May 1998.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(2).

Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 2 of the principal Regulations (interpretation), in paragraph (2)(a)(iii) and (2)(b)(ii) for the words from “fundholding” to “effect” there shall be substituted the words “medical practitioner whose name is included in the medical list”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on

L.S.

P. A. Conliffe

Assistant Secretary

11th March 1998.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel

L.S.

J. G. Sullivan

Assistant Secretary

on 11th March 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (“the principal Regulations”) by making provision for all nurses employed by medical practitioners (and not just those employed in fundholding practices) to write prescriptions.

(1)

S.I. 1972 (N.I. 14); relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1978/1907 (N.I. 26) Article 14, S.I. 1986/2023 (N.I. 20) Article 5(1), S.I. 1991/194 (N.I. 1) Article 31(1) and S.I. 1992/2671 (N.I. 18) Article 3

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