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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Removals from the list of patients accepted elsewhere as temporary residents

26.—(1) The Health Board shall remove from the contractor’s list of patients a patient who has been accepted as a temporary resident by another contractor or other provider of essential services (or their equivalent) where it is satisfied, after due inquiry—

(a)that the person’s stay in the place of temporary residence has exceeded three months; and

(b)that the patient has not returned to the patient’s normal place of residence or any other place within the contractor’s practice area.

(2) The Health Board shall notify in writing of a removal under sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)the contractor; and

(b)where practicable, the patient.

(3) A notification to the patient under sub-paragraph (2)(b) shall inform the patient of—

(a)the patient’s entitlement to make arrangements for the provision to the patient of essential services (or their equivalent), including by the contractor by which the patient has been treated as a temporary resident; and

(b)the name and address of the Health Board in whose area the patient is resident.

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