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The National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999

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Amendment of regulation 1 of the principal Regulations

3.—(1) Regulation 1 of the principal Regulations (citation, commencement and interpretation) is amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In paragraph (2)–

(i)after the definition of “the Act” there is inserted–

“the Agency” means the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service constituted under section 10 of the Act;(1);

(ii)in each of the definitions of “dental officer”, “General Manager”, “lay person”, “list of professional persons” and “statement of case”, and in paragraph (a) of the definition of “lay member”, after the words “Health Board” in each place where they occur there is inserted “or primary care NHS trust”;

(iii)for the definition of “doctor” there is substituted–

“doctor” means a fully registered medical practitioner including an ophthalmic medical practitioner;;

(iv)in the definition of “lay member” for the words “service committee” there is substituted “discipline committee”;

(v)after the definition of “ophthalmic medical practitioner” there is inserted–

“ophthalmic officer” means an ophthalmic medical practitioner, ophthalmic optician or ophthalmologist in the service of the Agency;;

(vi)after the definition of “practitioner”(2) there is inserted–

“primary care NHS trust” means an NHS trust to which certain functions referred to in section 12AA of the Act are delegated by the Board(3).

(3) In paragraph (4), for “paragraph (1)” there is substituted “paragraph (2)”.


Section 10 was amended by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8), Schedule 4, paragraph 44.


The definition of “practitioner” was substituted by S.I.1998/1424.


Section 12AA was inserted into the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29) by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8), section 47

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