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The Patient Rights (Treatment Time Guarantee) (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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10.  A Health Board must provide patients with clear and accurate information about how waiting time is calculated, and in particular a Health Board must inform patients of the consequences if they—

(a)are indefinitely unavailable for the agreed treatment;

(b)are unavailable for the agreed treatment for a known period;

(c)make a decision in accordance with regulation 4(2)(d);

(d)do not attend an agreed appointment for the agreed treatment (both where they have given reasonable notice to the Health Board, and where they have not);

(e)refuse two or more offers of an appointment for the agreed treatment;

(f)request to be treated in a different Health Board area in accordance with regulation 9.

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