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Optical Charges and Payments and General Ophthalmic Services (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Optical Charges and Payments and General Ophthalmic Services (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 6th October 2003.

(2) In these regulations –

“the Optical Regulations” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Optical Charges and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1); and

“the Ophthalmic Regulations” means the Health and Personal Social Services (General Ophthalmic Services) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986(2).

Amendment of the Optical Regulations

2.—(1) The Optical Regulations are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 1 (citation, commencement and interpretation), in paragraph (2), after the definition of “patients resources” there is inserted –

“pension credit guarantee credit” shall be construed in accordance with sections 1 and 2 of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002(3);

(3) In regulation 8 (eligibility – supply of optical appliances) –

(a)in paragraph (3), after sub-paragraph (l), there is inserted –

(m)he is receiving pension credit guarantee credit or is a member of the same family as a person who is receiving pension credit guarantee credit.; and

(b)in paragraph (4), in sub-paragraph (a) (definition of family), for “sub-paragraphs (b) and (f)”, there is substituted “sub-paragraphs (b), (f) and (m)”.

Amendment of the Ophthalmic Regulations

3.—(1) The Ophthalmic Regulations are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2 (Interpretation), in paragraph (1), after the definition of “patient” there is inserted –

“pension credit guarantee credit” shall be construed in accordance with sections 1 and 2 of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002;.

(3) In regulation 15 (sight tests – eligibility) –

(a)in paragraph (2) after sub-paragraph (l) there is inserted –

(m)he is a member of the same family as a person who is receiving pension credit guarantee credit;; and

(b)in paragraph (3), in sub-paragraph (a) (definition of family), for “sub-paragraphs (b) and (f)”, there is substituted “sub-paragraphs (b), (f) and (m)”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 26th September 2003.

L.S.

Dr. J. F. Livingstone

Senior Officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 26th September 2003.

L.S.

Jack Layberry

Senior Officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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