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The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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PART 7FUNCTIONS OF AREA MEDICAL COMMITTEE

Functions of area medical committee

23.—(1) The functions of an area medical committee which are prescribed for the purposes of section 9(6) of the Act (local consultative committees) are–

(a)the functions which are conferred upon it by these Regulations or by any order made under section 7 of the 2004 Act;

(b)the making of arrangements for the medical examination of a medical practitioner specified in paragraph (2), where the provider or the Health Board is concerned that the medical practitioner is incapable of adequately providing services under the agreement and the provider so requests with the agreement of the medical practitioner concerned; and

(c)the consideration of the report of any medical examination arranged in accordance with sub-paragraph (b) and the making of a written report as to the capability of the medical practitioner of adequately providing services under the agreement to the medical practitioner concerned, the provider and the Health Board with whom the provider has made the agreement.

(2) The medical practitioner referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is a medical practitioner who is–

(a)a party to the agreement;

(b)a partner in a partnership that is a party to the agreement;

(c)a legal and beneficial shareholder in a company that is a party to the agreement.

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