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Scottish Statutory Instruments
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
14th June 2000
Laid before the Scottish Parliament
15th June 2000
Coming into force
1st August 2000
The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by sections 2(5), 19, 105(7) and 108(1) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 1st August 2000.
(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995(2).
2. In Schedule 10 to the principal Regulations (drugs and other substances not to be supplied by general practitioners or prescribed for supply under pharmaceutical services) after the entry “Propain Tablets” there is inserted “Propecia”.
SUSAN C DEACON
A member of the Scottish Executive
St Andrew’s House,
14th June 2000
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/416) (“the principal Regulations”) which regulate the terms on which doctors provide general medical services under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.
Regulation 2 adds the drug Propecia to the list in Schedule 10 to the principal Regulations, which identifies those drugs and other substances which are not to be supplied by general medical practitioners or prescribed for supply in the course of pharmaceutical services under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.
1978 c. 29; section 19 was amended by the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53) (“the 1980 Act”), section 7, by the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41) (“the 1983 Act”), Schedule 7, paragraph 2, by the Medical Act 1983 (c. 54), Schedule 5, paragraph 17(a), by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), section 37 and by the Medical (Professional Performance) Act 1995 (c. 51), Schedule, paragraph 29(a) and is to be read with the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49), section 17; section 105(7) which contains provisions relevant to the making of Regulations, was amended by the 1980 Act, Schedule 6, paragraph 5 and Schedule 7, by the 1983 Act, Schedule 9, paragraph 24 and by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8), Schedule 4, paragraph 60; section 108(1) contains definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made. 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).