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

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Assignment of patients to lists: closed lists

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30.—(1) A Health Board may not assign a new patient to a contractor which has closed its list of patients except in the circumstances specified in sub‑paragraph (2).

(2) A Health Board may, subject to paragraph 31, assign a new patient to a contractor whose practice premises are within the Health Board’s area and which has closed its list of patients, if—

(a)most or all of the providers of essential services (or their equivalent) whose practice premises are within the Health Board’s area have closed their lists of patients;

(b)the assessment panel has determined under paragraph 32(7) that patients may be assigned to the contractor in question, and that determination has not been overturned either by a determination of the Scottish Ministers or the adjudicator under the NHS dispute resolution procedure as modified by paragraph 33(3) or (where applicable) by a court; and

(c)the Health Board has entered into discussions with the contractor in question regarding the assignment of a patient if such discussions are required under paragraph 34.

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