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The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002.

(2) These Regulations, except for regulations 2(2) and 4, shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

(3) Regulations 2(2) and 4 of these Regulations shall come into force on 9th April 2002.

Amendment of the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1998

2.—(1) The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1998(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 8(3) (eligibility – supply of optical appliances)(2), in each of sub-paragraphs (c), (d) and (g) for “£71” there is substituted “£72.20”.

(3) In regulation 19 (redemption value of voucher for replacement or repair)–

(a)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£43.90” there is substituted “£44.60”;

(b)in paragraph (3)(a) for “£11.30” there is substituted “£11.50”; and

(c)in paragraph (3)(b) for “£49.40” there is substituted “£50.20”.

(4) In Schedule 1 (voucher letter codes and face values – supply and replacement)(3) in column 3 (face value of voucher) for each amount specified in column 1 of the Table below (old amount) there is substituted the amount specified in relation to it in column 2 of that Table (new amount).

TABLE

Column 1Column 2
Old amountNew amount
£30.00£30.50
£45.60£46.40
£62.10£63.20
£140.30£142.70
£51.80£52.70
£65.90£67.00
£79.60£81.00
£154.30 (in both places where it appears)£157.00
£43.90£44.60

(5) For Schedule 2 (voucher values - repair)(4), there is substituted the Schedule 2 set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(6) In Schedule 3 (prisms, tints, photochromic lenses, small glasses and special frames and complex appliances)–

(a)in paragraph 1(1)(a) (single vision lens with prism) for “£6.30” there is substituted “£9.90”;

(b)in paragraph 1(1)(b) (other lens with prism) for “£7.20” there is substituted “£11.90”;

(c)in paragraph 1(1)(c) (single vision tinted lens) for “£3.20” there is substituted “£3.30”;

(d)in paragraph 1(1)(d) (other tinted lens) for “£3.70” there is substituted “£3.80”;

(e)in paragraph 1(1)(e) (small glasses)–

(i)in sub-head (i) for “£49.40” there is substituted “£50.20”;

(ii)in sub-head (ii) for “£43.90” there is substituted “£44.60”; and

(iii)in sub-head (iii) for “£23.80” there is substituted “£24.20”;

(f)in paragraph 1(1)(g) (specially manufactured frame) for “£49.40”, “£43.90” and “£23.80” there are substituted “£50.20”, “£44.60” and “£24.20” respectively;

(g)in paragraph 2(a) (minimum complex appliance payment – single vision lenses) for “£10.50” there is substituted “£10.70”; and

(h)in paragraph 2(b) (minimum complex appliance payment – other lenses) for “£26.50” there is substituted “£27.00”.

Application of regulation 2 of these Regulations

3.  The amendments made by regulation 2(3) to (6) of, and the Schedule to, these Regulations, apply only in relation to a voucher accepted or used pursuant to regulation 12 or regulation 17 of the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 on or after 1st April 2002.

Amendment of the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1986

4.  In regulation 14(2) of the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1986 (sight tests, - eligibility)(5), in each of sub-paragraphs (c), (d) and (g), for “£71” there is substituted “£72.20”.

MALCOLM CHISHOLM

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

5th March 2002

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