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

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Removal from the list at the request of the patient

12.—(1) The provider shall notify the Health Board of any request for removal from its list of patients received from a registered patient.

(2) Where the Health Board–

(a)receives notification from the provider under sub-paragraph (1); or

(b)receives a request from the patient to be removed from the provider’s list of patients,

the Health Board shall remove that person from the provider’s list of patients.

(3) A removal in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) shall take effect–

(a)on the date on which the Health Board receives notification of the registration of the person with another provider(by any arrangement) of essential services (or their equivalent); or

(b)14 days after the date on which the notification or request made under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) respectively is received by the Health Board,

whichever is the sooner.

(4) The Health Board shall, as soon as is practicable, notify in writing–

(a)the patient; and

(b)the provider,

that the patient’s name will be or has been removed from the provider’s list of patients on the date referred to in sub-paragraph (3).

(5) In this paragraph and in paragraphs 13(1)(b) and (10), 14(6) and (7), 16 and 19, a reference to a request received from or advice, information or notification required to be given to–

(a)in the case of a patient who is a child, a parent or other person referred to in paragraph 9(4)(a); or

(b)in the case of an adult patient who is incapable of making the relevant request or receiving the relevant advice, information or notification, a relative or the primary carer of the patient.

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