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Amendment of the National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

2.—(1) The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004(1) shall be amended as provided in this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2 (interpretation) in paragraph (a)(iii) of the definition of “patient” for “person” substitute “persons”.

(3) In regulation 11 (essential services and content of agreements)–

(a)in paragraph (2) for “22(8)(a)” substitute “21(8)(a)”; and

(b)in paragraph (3) for “23(6) to (8)” substitute “23(5) to (7)”.

(4) In regulation 12 (additional services and content of agreements) for “Regulation” substitute “Regulations”.

(5) In regulation 21 (finance) for “sections” substitute “section”.

(6) In regulation 22(1) (fees and charges) before “provisions” insert “the”.

(7) In Schedule 1 (content of agreements)–

(a)in paragraph 8(3)(b) (patient preference of practitioner) omit “by”;

(b)in paragraph 25 (training) for “has” substitute “there are”;

(c)in paragraph 40(b) (notifications to the Health Board) for “66 or 67” substitute “65 or 66”;

(d)in paragraph 42(2)(a) (notice provisions specific to agreements with one or more companies limited by shares) before “a person” insert “is”;

(e)in paragraph 56(9)(a)(NHS dispute resolution procedure) for “he has” substitute “they have”;

(f)in paragraph 57 (determination of dispute)–

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) omit “its”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (3) for “adjudicators” substitute “adjudicator's” in both places where it occurs;

(g)in paragraph 59(1) (variation of an agreement: general) for “60, 61” substitute “62”;

(h)in paragraph 66 (other grounds for termination by the Health Board)–

(i)in sub-paragraph (3)(g) for “(5)” substitute “(6)”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (4) for “(2)(c)” substitute “(3)(b)”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (5) for “(2)(d)” substitute (3)(c)”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (6) for “(2)(h)” substitute “(3)(g)”; and

(i)in paragraph 78(5) (gifts) for “his” substitute “the patient's”.

(8) In Schedule 2 (agreements to provide essential services)–

(a)in paragraph 1(7) (essential services) before “necessary” insert “immediately”;

(b)in paragraph 4(2) (newly registered patients) for “to” in the first place where it occurs substitute “shall”;

(c)in paragraph 13(3) (removal from the list at the request of the provider) omit “that the patient” in the second place where it appears;

(d)in paragraph 23(9)(rejection of closure notice by the Health Board) for “liability” substitute “ability”;

(e)in paragraph 28 (assignments to closed lists: NHS dispute resolution procedure relating to determinations of the assessment panel)–

(i)in sub-paragraph (3)(a) after “28(1)” insert “of Schedule 2”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (3)(b) for “21(7)” substitute “27(7)”; and

(f)in paragraph 31 (notifications to the Health Board)–

(i)omit “, where the provider has a provider’s list of patients,”; and

(ii)for “1(1)(c) or (d) of Schedule 2” substitute “1(5) or (7)”.

(9) In Schedule 5 (closure notice)–

(a)before “Section” insert “Primary Medical Services”; and

(b)for “ore” substitute “or”.

(10) In Schedule 6 (information to be included in practice leaflets)–

(a)in paragraph 18 for “27” substitute “26”; and

(b)in paragraph 24–

(i)for “8(2)(c)” substitute “9(2)(c)”; and

(ii)for “15(2)” substitute “14(2)”.

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