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

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Temporary residents

10.—(1) The provider may, if the provider’s list of patients is open, accept a person as a temporary resident provided it is satisfied that the person is–

(a)temporarily resident away from the person’s normal place of residence and is not being provided with essential services (or their equivalent) under any other arrangement in the locality where the person is temporarily residing; or

(b)moving from place to place and not for the time being resident in any place.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), a person shall be regarded as temporarily resident in a place if, when the person arrives in that place, the person intends to stay there for more than 24 hours but not more than 3 months.

(3) A provider which wishes to terminate its responsibility for a person accepted as a temporary resident before the end of–

(a)3 months; or

(b)such shorter period for which the provider agreed to accept the person as a patient,

shall notify the person either orally or in writing and its responsibility for that patient shall cease 7 days after the date on which the notification was given.

(4) At the end of 3 months, or on such earlier date as the provider’s responsibility for the temporary resident has come to an end, the provider shall notify the Health Board in writing of any person whom it accepted as a temporary resident.

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