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The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 1st April 2000.

(2) In these Regulations–

the Act” means the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

“member” means a body listed in regulation 3 which is a member of the Scheme;

“membership year” means any period of 12 months beginning 1st April during any part of which that body is a member of the Scheme;

“preceding year” means, in relation to a membership year, the period of 12 months immediately preceding that membership year;

“qualifying liability” means a liability of a clinical kind described in regulation 4(2) or a non-clinical kind described in regulation 4(3);

“relevant function” means a function providing services in Scotland for the purposes of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

“the Scheme” means the Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme established by regulation 2;

“Special Health Boards” means the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland, the Health Education Board for Scotland, the Health Technology Board for Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service Board and the State Hospitals Board for Scotland and any other body established as a Special Health Board by order under the Act;

(3) In these Regulations, a reference to a numbered regulation is a reference to the regulation which bears that number. A reference in a regulation to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph which bears the number in that regulation.

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