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Amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2002

5.  In regulation 2(2)—

(a)after the definition of “clinical management plan”; insert ““the Common Services Agency for the health service” means the body established under section 10 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(1);”;

(b)after the definition of “document”, insert ““equivalent body” means a Local Health Board in Wales, a Health Board in Scotland or the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland;”;

(c)after the definition of “exempt product”, insert ““Health Board” means a board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;”;

(d)after the definition of “installation manager”, insert ““Local Health Board” means a Local Health Board established in accordance with section 16BA of the National Service Act 1977(2);”;

(e)after the definition of “medicinal product”, insert—

NHS Business Services Authority” means the special health authority established under Article 2 of the NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005(3);

“the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services” means the body established under Article 26 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(4);;

(f)after the definition of “patient group direction”, insert—

“prescriber identification number” means the number recorded against a person’s name by the relevant National Health Service Agency for the purposes of that person’s private prescribing;;

(g)after the definition of “prescription”, insert—

“Primary Care Trust” means a Primary Care Trust established under section 16A of the National Health Service Act 1977(5);

“private prescribing” means issuing prescriptions other than health prescriptions, where the definition of “prescription” has effect as if the words “or by a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner for the purposes of animal treatment” were omitted;

“professional registration number” means the number recorded against a person’s name in the register of any body that licenses or regulates any profession of which that person is a member;;

(h)after the definition of “registered nurse”, insert ““registered occupational therapist” has the same meaning as in the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997(6);”;

(i)after the definition of “registered ophthalmic optician”, insert ““registered orthotist and prosthetist” has the same meaning as in the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997(7);”;

(j)after the definition of “registered pharmacy”, insert ““relevant National Health Service agency” means, for England and Wales, the NHS Business Services Authority; for Scotland, the Common Services Agency for the health service, and for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services;”.

(1)

1978 c. 29; Section 10 of that Act has been amended by paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 2 to the Smoking Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 asp. 13

(2)

1977 c. 49; Section 16BA of that Act was inserted by section 6(1) of the National Health Services Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17)

(3)

S.I. 2005/2414

(5)

Section 16A of that Act was inserted by section 2(1) of the Health Act 1999 (c. 8)

(6)

S.I. 1997/1830; the definition of “registered occupational therapist” was inserted by S.I. 2004/1189

(7)

S.I. 1997/1830; the definition of “registered orthotist and prosthetist” was inserted by S.I. 2004/1189