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The Prison and Young Offenders Centre (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009

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3.—(1) Rule 4 (interpretation) shall be amended as follows.

(2) After the definition of “the Act” insert the following—

“the 1997 Order” means the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997(1);

Assistant Director of Prison Health Care” means the officer of the relevant Health and Social Care trust with responsibility for prison health care;

the Board” means the Regional Health and Social Care Board established under the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009(2);.

(3) After the definition of “a governor” insert—

“Health and Social Care trust” means a Health and Social Care trust established under Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(3);

“health care manager” means the officer who is in charge of the health care unit in a prison;

“health care officer” means an officer who has received specialist training in order to provide health care to prisoners;

“health care professional” means a person who is a member of a profession regulated by a body mentioned in section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002(4);

“health care unit” means the unit in a prison where health care is provided to prisoners;”.

(4) The definition of “medical officer” is omitted.

(5) For the definition of “member of the Senior Civil Service” substitute “means a member of either the Home Civil Service or of the Northern Ireland Civil Service who is classified as a member of the Senior Civil Service and who works in the Northern Ireland Prison Service;”.

(6) After the definition of “member of the Senior Civil Service” insert—

  • “nurse independent prescriber” has the same meaning as in article 1(2) of the 1997 Order;.

(7) After the definition of “the Ombudsman’s staff” insert—

  • “pharmacist independent prescriber” has the same meaning as in article 1(2) of the 1997 Order;

  • “prescription only medicine” has the same meaning as in article 1(2) of the 1997 Order;.

(8) After the definition of “public holiday” insert—

“registered general practitioner” means a registered medical practitioner whose name is included on the General Practitioner Register kept by the General Medical Council;

“registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983(5) who holds a licence to practice under that Act;.

(9) After the definition of “registered nurse” insert—

“residential manager” means an officer who is normally required by the governor to supervise a residential unit;

“residential officer” means an officer who is normally required by the governor to work in a residential unit;.

(1)

S.I. 1997/1830. The “nurse independent prescriber” and “pharmacist independent prescriber” definitions were inserted by article 2(g) and (h) respectively of S.I. 2006/915.

(4)

2002 c. 17. Relevant amendments are made by section 127 of and Schedule 10 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (2008 c. 14). Health and Social Services trusts were renamed Health and Social Care trusts by section 1(3) of the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009.

(5)

1983 c. 54. Relevant amendments are made by S.I. 2002/3135.

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