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The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001

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Amendment of regulation 14A of the principal Regulations

5.—(1) Regulation 14A of the principal Regulations (sight tests – applications)(1) is amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) For paragraph (4)(a) there is substituted–

(a)subject to paragraph (5)–

(i)satisfy himself that the person is an eligible person by asking for satisfactory evidence of entitlement, unless the contractor, in cases other than where the patient is a person specified in regulation 14(1)(c), already has satisfactory evidence of it available to him,

(ii)where the patient has been asked for but not produced satisfactory evidence that he is an eligible person, then the contractor shall record the fact on the patient’s sight test form;.

(3) After paragraph (5) there is added–

(6) Where the contractor has provided the sight test at the place where the patient resides, he shall record on the sight test form the physical or mental illness or disability given by or on behalf of the patient as the reason for not being able to leave home unaccompanied..

(4) After paragraph (6) there is added–

(7) The contractor may appoint a member of his staff to undertake the task set out in sub-paragraph (4)(a) on his behalf, and where he does so he shall ensure that that staff member is given sufficient instruction to enable him to perform that task.

(8) Where a contractor appoints a member of his staff under paragraph (7) above, the contractor shall be responsible for all acts or omissions of that member of staff in relation to that task..

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Regulation 14A was inserted by S.I. 1989/387 and amended by S.S.I. 1999/55.

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