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The Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Inspections) Regulations 2011

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

“authorised person” means a person authorised by HIS to carry out an inspection under—

(a)

section 10I (inspections of services provided under the health service);

(b)

section 10K (authorised persons); or

(c)

section 10M (inspections at request of Scottish Ministers);

“information” includes any document, record (including personal records), or item or any part of a document, record or item;

“independent health care service” has the same meaning as in section 10F (meaning of “independent health care service”);

“inspection” means, unless otherwise stated, an inspection under—

(a)

section 10J (inspections of independent health care services); or

(b)

section 10M (inspections at request of Scottish Ministers) if that inspection relates to an independent health care service;

“HIS” means Healthcare Improvement Scotland established by section 10A (Healthcare Improvement Scotland);

“medical records” has the meaning given in section 10O(4) (regulations relating to inspections);

“personal records” includes health records as defined in section 10O(4);

“pharmacist” means a person registered as a pharmacist in Part 1 or 4 of the register maintained under article 19 (establishment, maintenance of and access to the register) of the Pharmacy Order 2010(1) or the register maintained in pursuance of articles 6 (the register) and 9 (the registrars) of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(2);

“registered dentist” means a person registered in the register maintained under section 14 (the dentists register and the registrar) of the Dentists Act 1984(3);

“registered nurse” means an individual registered in the register maintained under article 5 (establishment and maintenance of the register) of the Nurses and Midwives Order 2001(4) by virtue of qualifications in nursing;

“service user” means a person cared for, by or accommodated in the premises of an independent healthcare service.

(2) Any reference in these Regulations—

(a)to the provision of a service includes the management, organisation or co-ordination of a service; and

(b)to a section is a reference to that section of the Act except where otherwise indicated.

(2)

S.I. 1976/1213 (N.I. 22) to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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