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Health Services and Public Health Act 1968

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Amendments connected with the national health Service

    1. Hospital and specialist Services

      1. 1.Accommodation and treatment, at hospitals providing hospital and specialist services, of persons as private resident patients

      2. 2.Accommodation and treatment, at hospitals providing hospital and specialist services, of persons as private non-resident patients

      3. 3.Transitional provisions relating to accommodation and treatment of private patients in England and Wales

      4. 4.Amendment as to fixing of charges for accommodation made available on part payment

      5. 5.Power of the Minister to designate certain hospitals in England and Wales as university hospitals

      6. 6.Power of Board of Governors of a teaching hospital to administer services outside the hospital

      7. 7.Distribution of income, and investment of capital, of Hospital Endowments Fund

      8. 8.Amendments as to association with universities of provision of hospital and specialist services

      9. 9.Amendments as to appointment of officers

    2. Health Services provided by local health Authorities

      1. 10.Midwifery services

      2. 11.Health visiting and district nursing

      3. 12.Prophylaxis, care and after-care

      4. 13.Home help and laundry facilities

      5. 14.Amendment of section 22 of 1946 Act and section 22 of 1947 Act

      6. 15.Provision of advice and c, for purposes of family planning in Scotland

    3. General medical, dental and ophthalmic Services and pharmaceutical Services

      1. 16.Constitution, and c, of Executive Councils in England and Wales

      2. 17.Alteration of references to services provided in accordance with arrangements under section 41 of the 1946 Act

      3. 18.Provision of ophthalmic services by Executive Councils in England and Wales to be on permanent basis, and facilities for provision thereof to be available at health centres

      4. 19.General ophthalmic services in Scotland

      5. 20.Redefinition of "dispensing optician" and "ophthalmic optician" for purposes of the 1946 and 1947 Acts

      6. 21.Additional dental and pharmaceutical services for whose provision facilities can be made available at health centres and prohibition of employment there of registered pharmacists

      7. 22.Use of health centres in England and Wales by practitioners

      8. 23.What drugs are to be made available to recipients of general dental services

      9. 24.Power of Executive Councils to supply goods and materials to persons providing certain services

      10. 25.Disqualification of practitioners and others disqualified in Northern Ireland

      11. 26.Inquiries in connection with removals of disqualifications of practitioners and others

    4. Finance, &c

      1. 27.Approval of expenditure of Hospital Management Committees, Boards of Management and Medical Education Committees by Regional Hospital Boards instead of by the Minister

      2. 28.Accounts of Regional Hospital Boards and other bodies

      3. 29.Regulation of financial arrangements of hospital authorities and other bodies

    5. Miscellaneous Provisions

      1. 30.Certificates for exemption from prescription charges

      2. 31.Power of the Minister to make services available and, in certain circumstances, to provide them otherwise than for purposes of hospital and specialist services

      3. 32.Power of the Minister to dispose of goods and, in certain circumstances, to produce or manufacture them otherwise than for purposes of hospital and specialist services

      4. 33.Provision of vehicles for persons suffering from physical defect or disability

      5. 34.Superannuation of officers of hospitals outside national health service used for providing hospital and specialist services by agreement with Boards of Governors

      6. 35.Compensation for loss of employment, and c, attributable to re-organisation of provision of hospital services, and c

      7. 36.Payment of allowances and remuneration to members of certain bodies established by or under the 1946 Act and members of certain other bodies in England and Wales

      8. 37.Payment of allowances and remuneration to members of certain bodies established by or under the 1947 Act and members of certain other bodies in Scotland

      9. 38.Power to confer right of appeal from determination of committee as to medical practitioner's qualifications

      10. 39.Power to recover cost of replacing appliances where the replacement is necessitated by lack of care

      11. 40.Accommodation for persons displaced in course of development for purposes of the Acts relating to the national health service or to mental health

      12. 41.Provision of practice accommodation in Scotland

      13. 42.Orders and regulations

      14. 43.Interpretation of Part I, and application of provisions of the 1946 and 1947 Acts

  3. Part II Amendments connected with Local Authorities' Services under the National Assistance Act 1948

    1. 44.Extension of power, under the National Assistance Act 1948, of local authority to provide accommodation elsewhere than in premises managed by them or another such authority

    2. 45.Promotion, by local authorities, of the welfare of old people

    3. 46.Application to Isles of Stilly

  4. Part III Notifiable Diseases and food Poisoning

    1. 47.Redefinition of "notifiable disease"

    2. 48.Cases of notifiable disease and food poisoning to be reported to local authority

    3. 49.Supply of forms for purposes of section 48

    4. 50.Fees for certificates under section 48

    5. 51.Reimbursement of fees in certain cases

    6. 52.Powers of local authority to extend category of notifiable diseases

    7. 53.Power of justice of peace to order examination of person believed to be carrier of notifiable disease

    8. 54.Power of justice of peace to order medical examination of group of persons believed to comprise a carrier of a notifiable disease

    9. 55.Construction of references to medical examination

    10. 56.Construction of section 143 of Public Health Act 1936

    11. 57.Interpretation of Part III

    12. 58.Extent of Part III

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous Matters

    1. Provision of general Application

      1. 59.Extension of power of user by Crown of patented invention to user for certain health services

    2. Provisions applicable to England and Wales and Scotland

      1. 60.Amendment of Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act 1948

      2. 61.Welfare foods

      3. 62.Hover vehicles brought within scope of Acts relating to public health and food and drugs

      4. 63.Provision of instruction for officers of hospital authorities and other persons employed, or contemplating employment, in certain activities connected with health or welfare

      5. 64.Financial assistance by the Minister of Health and the Secretary of State to certain voluntary organisations

      6. 65.Financial and other assistance by local authorities to certain voluntary organisations

      7. 66.Payments in respect of travelling expenses of visitors to patients in special hospitals and State hospitals

      8. 67.Power of the Minister of Health and the Secretary of State to purchase goods for supply to local authorities and Executive Councils

    3. Provisions applicable to England and Wales only

      1. 68.Amendment of Mental Health Act 1959 in case where functions under Part IV thereof of county council are delegated

      2. 69.Repeal of section 172 of the Public Health Act 1936

      3. 70.Copy of notice under section 242 of the Public Health Act 1936 to be sent to health authority if it is not local authority

    4. Provisions applicable to Scotland only

      1. 71.Compensation for stopping employment to prevent spread of disease in Scotland

      2. 72.Powers of sheriff or justice of the peace to order a medical examination in Scotland

      3. 73.Power of medical officers of health to enter premises in Scotland

      4. 74.Fees for certain certificates no longer payable under section 4 of the Infectious Disease (Notification) Act 1889 in Scotland

      5. 75.Correspondence of patients in State hospitals in Scotland

      6. 76.Grants to certain authorities in Scotland in respect of functions relating to imported food

  6. Part V General

    1. 77.Expenses and receipts

    2. 78.Consequential amendments and repeals

    3. 79.Short title, citation, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Executive Councils

      1. Constitution of Executive Councils

        1. 1.An Executive Council shall consist of thirty members of whom—...

        2. 2.The Members of an Executive Council shall from time to...

      2. Supplementary Provisions

        1. 3.Every Executive Council shall be a body corporate with perpetual...

        2. 4.An Executive Council shall not acquire land except with the...

        3. 5.The term of office of the chairman of an Executive...

        4. 6.The Minister may make regulations— (a) with respect to the...

        5. 7.If a Local Medical Committee, a Local Dental Committee, a...

        6. 8.The proceedings of an Executive Council or committee thereof shall...

    2. Schedule 2

      Enactments of the National Health Service Act 1946 and the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 applied

      1. Part I Enactments of the National Health Service Act 1946 applied

      2. Part II Enactments of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 applied

    3. Schedule 3

      Consequential Amendments of Enactments and Schemes

      1. Part I Enactments

        1. The Midwives Act 1936 (26 Geo. 5 & 1 Edw. 8. c. 40)

        2. The National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 27)

        3. The National Assistance Act 1948 (11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 29)

        4. The Midwives Act 1951 (14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 53)

        5. The Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1958 (6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 33)

        6. The Local Government Act 1958 (6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 55)

        7. The Mental Health Act 1959 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 72)

        8. The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 61)

        9. The Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act 1962 (10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 33)

        10. The London Government Act 1963 (1963 c. 33)

        11. The General Rate Act 1967 (1967 c. 9)

      2. Part II Schemes

    4. Schedule 4

      Enactments repealed

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