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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 358

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.

The National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008

Made

4th November 2008

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

5th November 2008

Coming into force

1st December 2008

The Registrar General makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 57(3)(i), (4) and (6) of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006(1) and all other powers enabling him to do so.

The Scottish Ministers have approved the making of these Regulations in accordance with section 60(1) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 and come into force on 1st December 2008.

Amendments to the National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Regulations 2006

2.  In the National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Regulations 2006(2)–

(a)for “Office of National Statistics” substitute “Health and Social Care Information Centre(3)” in–

(i)Schedule 1, column 1, entry 8(a) (date individual likely to have left UK); and

(ii)Schedule 2, column 2, entry 3 (sharing with National Health Service Central Register in UK outside Scotland); and

(b)in Schedule 2, column 2, entry 7 (sharing for serious crime purposes), omit “the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency established under section 36(1)(a)(ii) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967,”.

PAUL M PARR

Deputy Registrar General for Scotland

New Register House,

Edinburgh

3rd November 2008

Approved by the Scottish Ministers

JIM MATHER

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

4th November 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations make consequential amendments to the National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Regulations 2006 which prescribe the information that can be shared by the Registrar General for Scotland in operating the National Health Service Central Register (“NHSCR”) for Scotland.

They update the bodies with which information can be shared following the transfer of NHSCR for England and Wales to the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the abolition of the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no cost on business.

(1)

2006 asp 14 (“the 2006 Act”). Section 57 was amended by section 60(2) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (c. 18). Section 60 of the 2006 Act contains a definition of “prescribed” and applies a definition of “Registrar General” in section 1 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49) relevant to the exercise of statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(3)

The Health and Social Care Information Centre is a Special Health Authority established by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/499).

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