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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Health Services (Pilot Schemes: Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1999.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal regulations” means the Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(1).

Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

2.  In paragraph 2(b) of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations (entitlement to full remission and payment) after “Order” there shall be inserted “or of Article 20(1) of the Health Services (Primary Care) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997”.

Amendment of regulation 5 of the principal Regulations

3.—(1) Regulation 5 of the principal Regulations (persons entitled to remission in part or payment in part) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph (2), after “Order”, in the second place where that word occurs, there shall be inserted “or of Article 20(1) of the Health Services (Primary Care) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997”.

(3) For sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (4) there shall be substituted —

(b)in the case of a charge–

(i)for dental treatment or for the supply of a dental appliance under Part VI of the Order (arrangements for general dental services), or

(ii)for dental treatment under Part II of the Health Services (Primary Care) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (personal dental services), the charge made for one course of treatment, including any charge made for a dental appliance supplied in that course of treatment;.

(4) In paragraph 4(c), after “Order” there shall be inserted “or under Part II of the Health Services (Primary Care) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997”.

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

L.S.

Joan Dixon

Assistant Secretary

18th January 1999.

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves the foregoing regulations in so far as they relate to the remission of charges.

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

L.S.

J.G. Sullivan

Assistant Secretary

18th January 1999.