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The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

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Restrictions on prescribing by medical practitioners

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13.—(1) In the course of treating a patient to whom a medical practitioner is providing treatment under the agreement, the medical practitioner must not order on a prescription form a drug, medicine or other substance specified in any directions given by the Scottish Ministers under section 17N(6) of the Act(1) as being drugs, medicines or other substances which may not be ordered for patients in the provision of primary medical services under a general medical services contract but may, subject to regulation 24(1)(b), prescribe such a drug, medicine or other substance for that patient in the course of that treatment under a private arrangement.

(2) In the course of treating a patient to whom a medical practitioner is providing treatment under the agreement, the medical practitioner must not order on a prescription form or repeatable prescription a drug, medicine or other substance specified in any directions given by the Scottish Ministers under section 17N(6) of the Act as being a drug, medicine or other substance which may only be ordered for specified patients and specified purposes in the provision of primary medical services under a general medical services contract unless:

(a)that patient is a person of the specified description;

(b)that drug, medicine or other substance is prescribed for that patient only for the specified purpose; and

(c)the practitioner includes on the prescription form the reference “SLS”,

but may, subject to regulation 24(1)(b), prescribe such a drug, medicine or other substance for that patient in the course of that treatment under a private arrangement.

(3) In the course of treating a patient to whom a medical practitioner is providing treatment under the agreement, the medical practitioner must not order on a prescription form a restricted availability appliance unless—

(a)the patient is a person, or it is for a purpose, specified in the Drug Tariff; and

(b)the practitioner includes on the prescription form the reference “SLS”,

but may, subject to regulation 24(1)(b), prescribe such an appliance for that patient in the course of that treatment under a private arrangement.

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Section 17N was inserted by section 4 of the 2004 Act.

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