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

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PART 3RECORDS AND NOTICES

Patients records: supplemental

30.—(1) The provider shall send the complete records relating to a patient to the Health Board–

(a)where a person on the provider’s list of patients dies, before the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the date on which it was informed by the Health Board of the death, or (in any other case) before the end of the period of 1 month beginning with the date on which the provider learned of the death; or

(b)in any other case where the patient is no longer registered with the provider, as soon as possible, at the request of the Health Board.

(2) To the extent that a patient’s records are records created by way of entries on a computer, the provider complies with sub-paragraph (1) if it sends to the Health Board a copy of those records–

(a)in written form; or

(b)with the written consent of the Health Board, in any other form.

(3) The consent of the Health Board to the transmission of information other than in written form for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(b) shall not be withheld or withdrawn provided it is satisfied, and continues to be satisfied, with the following matters–

(a)the provider’s proposals as to how the record will be transmitted;

(b)the provider’s proposals as to the format of the transmitted record;

(c)how the provider will ensure that the record received by the Health Board is identical to that transmitted; and

(d)how a written copy of the record can be produced by the Health Board.

Notifications to the Health Board

31.  The provider shall notify the Health Board in writing of any person other than, where the provider has a provider’s list of patients, a registered patient or a person whom it has accepted as a temporary resident to whom it has provided the essential services described in paragraph 1(1)(c) or (d) of Schedule 2 within the period of 28 days beginning on the day that the services were provided.

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