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The Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6) (Scotland) Order 1999

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 115 (C. 73)


The Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6) (Scotland) Order 1999


13th October 1999

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 67(1) of the Health Act 1999(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order–

Citation, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6) (Scotland) Order 1999.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Health Act 1999.

(3) This order extends to Scotland only.

Appointed day

2.  14th October 1999 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 59 of the Act.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,


13th October 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force, in relation to Scotland, further provisions of the Health Act 1999 (c. 8) (“the Health Act”).

The provisions which are brought into force relate to the recovery of charges and payments where a person fails to pay an NHS charge or receives a payment or benefit towards the cost of an NHS charge or service to which he is not entitled.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This Note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Health Act 1999 have been brought into force in relation to Scotland by commencement order made before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I./S.S.I. No.
s.251.11.99S.I. 1999/2793
s.45 to 551.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
s.571.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
s.62 to 641.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
s.65 (so far as relating to provisions of Schedule 4 to the Act specified in Article 2(b) of the Order and provisions of Schedule 5 to the Act specified in Article 2 to the Order)1.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Schedule 4–
Paragraphs 1 and 21.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Paragraphs 42 to 471.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Paragraphs 54 to 631.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Paragraphs 70 and 711.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Paragraphs 85(1), (3) and (4)1.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Paragraph 881.10.99S.S.I 1999/90
Schedule 5 (partially)1.10.99S.S.I 1999/90

In addition to the provisions listed below, various provisions of Part I of, and Schedules 4 and 5 to, the Act that extend only to England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been brought into force by the following Orders:

The Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/2177 (C.54));

The Health Act (Commencement No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/2342 (C.60));

The Health Act (Commencement No. 3) Order 1999 ((S.I.1999/2540 (C.64));

The Health Act (Commencement No. 5) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/2793 (C.69)).


1999 c. 8. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

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