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Amendment of the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation and application)—

(a)for the definition of “advanced electronic signature” substitute—

“advanced electronic signature” means an advanced electronic signature within the meaning given in Article 3(11) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC(1);;

(b)after the definition of “electronic prescription form” insert—

“electronic signature” has the meaning given to it by section 7(2) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(2);;

(c)after the definition of “optometrist independent prescriber” insert—

“paramedic independent prescriber” means a person—

(a)

registered in Part 8 of the register maintained under article 5 of the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001(3); and

(b)

against whose name in that register is recorded an annotation signifying that the person is qualified to order drugs, medicines and appliances as a paramedic independent prescriber;; and

(d)in the definition of “prescriber”—

(i)at the end of paragraph (fa) omit “or”; and

(ii)after paragraph (fa) insert—

(fb)a paramedic independent prescriber, or.

(1)

OJ L 257, 28.8.2014, p.73.

(2)

2000 c.7; section 7(2) was amended by S.I. 2016/696.

(3)

S.I. 2002/254; the citation and title of the Order were substituted by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c.7), section 213(4) and (6), and article 5 was amended by S.I. 2009/1182.

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