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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Amendment of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations

2.—(1) The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) after the definition of “claim for benefit” insert—

“health care professional” means—

(a)

a registered medical practitioner;

(b)

a registered nurse;

(c)

an occupational therapist or physiotherapist registered with a regulatory body established by an Order in Council under section 60 of the Health Act 1999(2); or

(d)

a member of such other profession regulated by a body mentioned in section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002(3) prescribed by the Department in accordance with powers under Article 2(2) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(4);.

(3) In regulation 26(1)(a)(5) (obligations of claimants for, and beneficiaries in receipt of disablement benefit) for “medical practitioner” substitute “health care professional approved by the Department”.

(1)

S.R. 1977 No. 351; relevant amending Rules are S.R. 1983 No. 36 and S.R. 1999 No. 310 (C. 23)

(2)

1999 c. 8; section 60 was amended by section 26(9) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17) and by paragraph 16(a) of Schedule 5 to S.I. 2002/253 and paragraph 8(a) of Schedule 4 to S.I. 2002/254

(4)

Article 2(2) was amended by section 55(2) of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007

(5)

Regulation 26 was amended by regulation 10 of S.R. 1983 No. 36 and Article 6(3)(a) of S.R. 1999 No. 310 (C. 23)

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