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

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Conditions for employment and engagement

24.—(1) Before employing or engaging any person to assist the provider in the provision of services under the agreement, the provider shall take reasonable care to satisfy itself that the person in question is both suitably qualified and competent to discharge the duties for which the person is to be employed or engaged.

(2) The duty imposed by sub-paragraph (1) is in addition to the duties imposed by paragraphs 21 to 23.

(3) When considering the competence and suitability of any person for the purpose of sub paragraph (1), the provider shall have regard, in particular, to–

(a)that person’s academic and vocational qualifications;

(b)the person’s education and training; and

(c)the person’s previous employment or work experience.

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