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

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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”.

(1)

S.I. 1998/642, amended by S.I. 1999/748, S.S.I. 1999/64, 2000/45 and 395, 2001/88 and 2002/17.

(2)

Regulation 8 was amended by S.I. 1999/748 and S.S.I. 1999/64 and 2001/88.

(3)

Schedule 1 was substituted by S.I. 1999/748, and subsequently amended by S.S.I. 1999/64, 2000/45 and 2001/88.

(4)

Schedule 2 was substituted by S.I. 2001/45.

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