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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary Lists) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Prescribing and dispensing

8.—(1) Before supplying the drugs or appliances recorded on a prescription form in accordance with paragraph 6(3)(a) or providing the listed drugs or medicines or listed appliances ordered on a prescription form signed by a nurse prescriber in accordance with paragraph 7(2) a practitioner whose principal is required by the Board under regulation 34 of the 1995 Regulations to provide drugs or appliances to a patient shall request any person who makes a declaration on the prescription form claiming either charge exemption under regulation 7 of the 2001 Regulations or charge remission under the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 1988(1) to provide evidence of the patient’s entitlement to such exception or remission.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply in respect of claims for exemption under regulation 7(1)(a) to (g) of the 2001 Regulations where the dispensing practitioner has information in his possession at the time of supplying the item which confirms that the patient is entitled to the exemption claimed.

(3) Where the person presenting the prescription form does not show valid evidence of entitlement and the dispensing practitioner, in respect of a claim for exemption made under regulation 7(1)(a) to (g) of the 2001 Regulations does not have evidence to confirm that the patient is entitled to make that claim, the dispensing practitioner shall mark the patient’s prescription form accordingly before supplying the prescribed item.

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S.I. 1988/546; as amended by S.I. 1995/700, 1196/429, 2391 and 1997/1012 and S.S.I. 1999/63.

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