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The Charges for Drugs and Appliances (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Charges for Drugs and Appliances (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 1 April 2006.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Charges for Drugs and Appliances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1).

Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 3 of the principal Regulations (supply of drugs and appliances by chemists) –

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) and (b) and paragraph (3) for “£6.50” there shall be substituted “£6.65”; and

(b)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£13.00” there shall be substituted “£13.30”.

Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations

3.  In regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (supply of drugs and appliances by doctors) –

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) and (d) and paragraph (3) for “£6.50” there shall be substituted “£6.65”; and

(b)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£13.00” there shall be substituted “£13.30”.

Amendment of regulation 5 of the principal Regulations

4.  In regulation 5 of the principal Regulations (supply of drugs and appliances by a Board or a HSS trust) –

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) and (d) and paragraph (3) for “£6.50” there shall be substituted “£6.65”; and

(b)in paragraph (1)(a) and (c) for “£13.00” there shall be substituted “£13.30”.

Amendment of regulation 9 of the principal Regulations

5.—(1) Regulation 9 of the principal Regulations (pre-payment certificates) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (5) for “£33.90” there shall be substituted “£34.65” and for “£93.20” there shall be substituted “£95.30”.

Amendment of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations

6.  For Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the following —

SCHEDULE 1CHARGES FOR FABRIC SUPPORTS AND WIGS

Column(1)

Specified Appliance

Column (2)

Specified Charge

Surgical Brassiere£22.30
Abdominal or Spinal Support£33.75
Stock Modacrylic Wig£55.10
Partial Human Hair Wig£145.55
Full Bespoke Human Hair Wig£212.85

Transitional provisions

7.  Where, on or after 1st April 2006 —

(a)any appliance specified in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations is supplied pursuant to an order given before that date; or

(b)any pre-payment certificate is granted under regulation 9 of the principal Regulations pursuant to an application under that Regulation which was received before that date,

the principal Regulations shall have effect in relation to that supply or, as the case may be, that grant as if regulations 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of these regulations had not come into operation.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 20 March 2006

L.S.

C. Jendoubi

A Senior Officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves the foregoing Regulations

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 20 March 2006

L.S.

Dr. Mary McIvor

A Senior Officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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