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The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2005

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2.—(1) The principal Regulations are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) insert each of the following definitions at the appropriate alphabetical place–

“Patient Group Direction” has the meaning ascribed in article 1, paragraph 2 of the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997 (interpretation)(1);

“supply form” means a form issued by a Board to a chemist to record a supply of pharmaceutical services made to a patient under the terms of a Patient Group Direction issued by a Health Board in accordance with Article 12C of the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997 (exemption for persons conducting a retail pharmacy business who supply or administer prescription only medicines under a Patient Group Direction)(2).

(3) In regulation 3(1)(supply of drugs and appliances by chemists)(3) for “the prescription form” substitute “a prescription form or a supply form”.

(4) In regulation 3(3) after “prescription form” insert “or in terms of a Patient Group Direction issued by a Health Board in accordance with Article 12C of the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997.

(5) In regulation 7(2)(a)(exemptions) after “prescription form” insert “or the supply form”.

(1)

S.I. 1997/1830; the definition of Patient Group Direction was inserted by S.I. .2000/1917.

(2)

Article 12C was inserted by S.I. 2000/1917 and amended by S.I. 2000/2899 and S.I. 2003/696. There are no other relevant amending instruments.

(3)

Regulation 3 was amended by S.S.I. 2002/100, 2003/130, 2004/66 and 2005/124.

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