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6. A Northern Ireland department.
7. Health and Social Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority.
8. Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service.
9. Regional Business Services Organisation.
10. A non-departmental public body.
11. Faculties of medicine at universities and colleges of further education.
12. Special Health and Social Care Agencies.
13. Pharmaceutical companies.
14. The Independent Doctors’ Federation.
15. The faculty of occupational medicine.
16. The faculty of public health medicine.
17. The faculty of pharmaceutical medicine.
18. Any organisation engaged in the provision of treatment for disease, disorder or injury by or under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
19. (1) Any organisation which carries out surgical procedures (including all pre-operative and post-operative care associated with such procedures) for—
(a)the purpose of treating disease, injuries or disorders;
(b)subject to sub-paragraph (2), cosmetic purposes, where the procedure involves the use of instruments or equipment which are inserted into the body; or
(c)the purpose of religious observance.
(2) The following cosmetic procedures are excepted from sub-paragraph (1)(b)—
(a)ear and body piercing;
(c)the removal of hair roots or small blemishes on the skin by the application of heat using an electric current.
20. (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any organisation which carries out diagnostic and screening procedures involving—
(a)the use of X-rays and other methods in order to examine the body through the use of radiation, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging;
(b)the use of instruments and equipment which are inserted into the body to—
(i)view its internal parts, or
(ii)gather physiological data; and
(c)the use of equipment in order to measure and monitor complex physiological characteristics in major organ systems of the body and to examine bodily tissues, fluids and cells for the purposes of obtaining information on—
(i)the causes and extent of disease, or
(ii)the response to a therapeutic intervention.
(2) The taking and analysis of blood samples is excepted from sub-paragraph (1) where—
(a)the procedure is carried out by means of a pin prick; or
(b)it is not necessary to send such samples to a specialist facility for analysis.
21. Any organisation which is engaged in the analysis and reporting of the results of the procedures referred to in paragraph 20.
22. Any organisation which engages in the management of—
(a)supply of blood, blood components and blood derived products intended for transfusion;
(b)the supply of tissues and tissue derived products intended for transplant, grafting or use in a surgical procedure; and
(c)the matching and allocation of donor organs intended for transplant, and of stem cells and bone marrow intended for transfusion.
23. Any organisation engaged in the provision of medical services in slimming clinics, including the prescribing of medicines for the purposes of weight reduction.
24. A residential care home.
25. A nursing home.
26. A body engaged in the practise of alternative and complementary medicine.
27. A body engaged in the provision of first aid treatment and established for that purpose.
28. A body engaged in the provision of treatment in a sports ground or gymnasium where it is provided for the sole benefit of persons taking part in sporting activities and events.
29. A body engaged in the carrying out of any of the activities authorised by a licence granted by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(1).
30. A body engaged in the provision of residential accommodation for a person, together with treatment for drug or alcohol misuse, where acceptance by the person of such treatment is a condition of the provision of the accommodation.
31. A body engaged in the provision of medical advice in cases where immediate action or attention is needed, or triage provided, over the telephone or by electronic mail and established for that purpose, and for the purposes of this provision “triage” means the assignment of degrees of urgency to diseases, disorders or injuries in order to decide the order and place of treatment of patients.
32. An organisation engaged in the provision of medical services (otherwise than in a hospital) in which such services are provided only under arrangements made on behalf of service users by an insurance provider with whom the service users hold an insurance policy, other than an insurance policy which is solely or primarily intended to provide benefits in connection with the diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental illness, disability or infirmity.
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