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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

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Functions of area medical committee

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32.—(1) The functions of an area medical committee which are prescribed for the purposes of section 9(6) of the Act (local consultative committees) are—

(a)the functions which are conferred upon it by these Regulations or by any order made under section 7 of the 2004 Act;

(b)the making of arrangements for the medical examination of a medical practitioner specified in paragraph (2), where the contractor or the Health Board is concerned that the medical practitioner is incapable of adequately providing services under the contract and the contractor or the Health Board so requests with the agreement of the medical practitioner concerned;

(c)the consideration of the report of any medical examination arranged in accordance with sub-paragraph (b) and the making of a written report as to the capability of the medical practitioner of adequately providing services under the contract to the medical practitioner concerned, the contractor and the Health Board with whom the contractor holds a contract;

(d)the making of all necessary arrangements and performance of all functions reasonably required to set up, support and facilitate any improvement or quality arrangement of a cluster or any other person as required in any directions given by Scottish Ministers under section 2(5) of the Act(1); and

(e)the making of all necessary arrangements and performance of all necessary functions reasonably required to support and facilitate local dispute resolution processes in its area, including any local dispute resolution process relating to remuneration and conditions of service.

(2) The medical practitioner referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is a medical practitioner who is—

(a)a contractor;

(b)where the contractor is a partnership, any partner in the partnership; or

(c)where the contractor is a limited liability partnership, any member of the limited liability partnership; or

(d)where the contractor is a company, any member of that company.

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Section 2(5) was amended by paragraph 19(1) of schedule 9 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c.19).

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