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F128C Personal medical or dental services.E+W+S

(1)A [F2Strategic Health Authority or a] Health Authority may make one or more agreements with respect to their area, in accordance with the provisions of regulations under section 28E, under which—

(a)personal medical services are provided (otherwise than by the Authority); or

(b)personal dental services are provided (otherwise than by the Authority).

(2)An agreement made under this section—

(a)may not combine arrangements for the provision of personal medical services with arrangements for the provision of personal dental services [F3, and may not combine arrangements for the provision of personal medical services or personal dental services with arrangements for the provision of local pharmaceutical services under LPS schemes (within the meaning of paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8A to this Act) or under pilot schemes made under section 28 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001]; but

(b)may include arrangements for the provision of services—

(i)which are not personal medical services or personal dental services; but

(ii)which may be provided under this Part.

(3)Except to such extent as may be prescribed—

(a)a patient for whom personal medical services are provided in accordance with an agreement made under this section is not to count as a person for whom arrangements must be made by the [F4Primary Care Trust or] Health Authority concerned under section 29;

(b)a patient for whom personal dental services are provided under an agreement made under this section is not to count as a person for whom arrangements must be made by the [F5Primary Care Trust or] Health Authority concerned under section 35.

(4)This Act (and in particular section 17) has effect, in relation to personal medical services or personal dental services provided under an agreement made under this section, as if those services were provided as a result of the delegation by the Secretary of State (by directions given under section [F616D]) of functions of his under this Part.

(5)The functions of a Health Authority in relation to an agreement made under this section are primary functions of the Authority for the purposes of the M1National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

(6)Regulations may provide—

(a)for functions which are exercisable by a [F7Strategic Health Authority or a] Health Authority in relation to an agreement made under this section to be exercisable on behalf of the Authority by a Health Board; and

(b)for functions which are exercisable by a Health Board in relation to an agreement made under section 17C of the M2National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 to be exercisable on behalf of the Board by a [F7Strategic Health Authority or a] Health Authority.

(7)For the purposes of this section—

  • personal medical services” means medical services of a kind that may be provided by a general medical practitioner in accordance with arrangements made under Part II; and

  • personal dental services” means dental services of a kind that may be provided by a general dental practitioner in accordance with arrangements made under Part II.

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F1SS. 28C-28D inserted (prosp.) by 1997 c. 46, ss. 21(1), 41(3)

F3Words in s. 28C(2)(a) inserted (1.7.2002 for W. and otherwise prosp.) by 2001 c. 15, ss. 67(1), 70(2), Sch. 5 para. 11(4) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4))); S.I. 2002/1475, art. 2, Sch. Pt. 1

F6Word in s. 28C(4) substituted (1.10.1999 for E. and 1.12.1999 for W.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65(1), Sch. 4 para. 15; S.I. 1999/2540, art. 2(1)(a), Sch. 1; S.I. 1999/3184, art. 2(2), Sch. 2

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