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National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Organisation

    1. The Secretary of State

      1. 1.General duty of Secretary of State

    2. Administrative bodies

      1. 2.Health Boards

      2. 3.Scottish Medical Practices Committee

      3. 4.Scottish Dental Estimates Board

    3. National advisory bodies

      1. 5.Scottish Health Service Planning Council

      2. 6.National Consultative Committees

    4. Local advisory bodies

      1. 7.Local health councils

      2. 8.University Liaison Committees

      3. 9.Local consultative committees

    5. Agency for Secretary of State and other bodies

      1. 10.Common Services Agency

    6. Trusts

      1. 11.Scottish Hospital Trust

      2. 12.Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust

    7. Co-operation and assistance

      1. 13.Co-operation between Health Boards and other authorities

      2. 14.Designated medical officers

      3. 15.Supply of goods and services to local authorities, etc

      4. 16.Assistance to voluntary organisations

      5. 17.Furnishing of overseas aid by Health Boards and the Agency

  3. Part II Provision of Services

    1. General services

      1. 18.Duty of Secretary of State

    2. General medical services

      1. 19.Arrangements and regulations for general medical services

      2. 20.Applications to provide general medical services

      3. 21.Requirement of suitable experience

      4. 22.Regulations as to section 21

      5. 23.Distribution of general medical services

      6. 24.Regulations for Medical Practices Committee

    3. General dental services

      1. 25.Arrangements for provision of general dental services

    4. General ophthalmic services

      1. 26.Arrangements for provision of general ophthalmic services

    5. Pharmaceutical services

      1. 27.Arrangements for provision of pharmaceutical services

      2. 28.Persons authorised to provide pharmaceutical services

    6. Provisions as to disqualification of practitioners

      1. 29.Disqualification of persons providing services

      2. 30.Removal of disqualification

      3. 31.Disqualification provisions in England or Wales or Northern Ireland

      4. 32.Regulations as to sections 29 to 31

    7. Supplementary provisions relating to Part II

      1. 33.Powers of Secretary of State where services are inadequate

      2. 34.Exercise of choice of medical practitioner, etc., in certain cases

      3. 35.Prohibition of sale of medical practices

  4. Part III Other Services and Facilities

    1. 36.Accommodation and services

    2. 37.Prevention of illness, care and after-care

    3. 38.Care of mothers and young children

    4. 39.Medical and dental inspection, supervision and treatment of pupils and young persons

    5. 40.Vaccination and immunisation

    6. 41.Family planning

    7. 42.Health education

    8. 43.Control of spread of infectious disease

    9. 44.Supplies of blood and other substances

    10. 45.Ambulances

    11. 46.Provision of vehicles for persons suffering from physical defect or disability

    12. 47.Educational and research facilities

    13. 48.Residential and practice accommodation

  5. Part IV Powers of the Secretary of State

    1. Control of maximum prices for medical supplies

      1. 49.Maximum prices of medical supplies may be controlled

    2. Additional powers as to services and supplies and the use of those services and supplies for private patients

      1. 50.Additional powers as to accommodation and services

      2. 51.Section 50 power in relation to private patients

      3. 52.Additional provision as to charges under section 50

      4. 53.Additional powers as to disposal and production of goods

      5. 54.Restriction of powers under sections 44, 50 and 53

    3. Further provisions as to payments by patients for health service accommodation and services

      1. 55.Hospital accommodation on part payment

      2. 56.Expenses payable by remuneratively employed resident patients

      3. 57.Accommodation and services for private resident patients

      4. 58.Accommodation and services for private non-resident patients

    4. Withdrawal of health service pay beds and services from private patients

      1. 59.Withdrawal of facilities available for private patients

      2. 60.Revocation of authorisations under section 57 or section 58

      3. 61.Further provisions as to revocation of section 58 authorisations

      4. 62.Principles as to proposals under section 60 or section 61

      5. 63.Restrictions on authorisations under section 57 or section 58

    5. Use by practitioners of health service facilities for private practice

      1. 64.Permission for use of facilities in private practice

    6. Information and reports

      1. 65.Information for Health Services Board

      2. 66.Publication of matters under sections 60 and 63

      3. 67.Reports on extent of facilities for private patients

      4. 68." Common waiting lists "

    7. Regulations as to certain charges

      1. 69.Charges for drugs, medicines or appliances or pharmaceutical services

      2. 70.Charges for dental or optical appliances

      3. 71.Charges for dental treatment

      4. 72.Charges in respect of services etc. provided under sections 37, 38 and 41

      5. 73.Charges for more expensive supplies

      6. 74.Charges for repairs and replacements in certain cases

      7. 75.Sums otherwise payable to those providing services

    8. Inquiries and default and emergency powers

      1. 76.Inquiries

      2. 77.Default powers

      3. 78.Emergency powers

  6. Part V Property and Finance

    1. Land and other property

      1. 79.Purchase of land and moveable property

      2. 80.Transferred property free of trusts

      3. 81.Power of voluntary organisations to transfer property to Secretary of State

    2. Trust property

      1. 82.Use and administration of certain endowments and other property held by Health Boards

      2. 83.Power of Health Boards and local health councils to hold property on trust

      3. 84.Power of trustees to make payments to Health Boards

    3. Finance and accounts

      1. 85.Expenses of certain bodies and travelling expenses and receipts

      2. 86.Accounts of Health Boards and the Agency

      3. 87.Regulation of financial arrangements of Health Boards, the Agency and the Dental Estimates Board

    4. Remuneration, allowances and superannuation

      1. 88.Payment of allowances and remuneration to members of certain bodies connected with the health services

      2. 89.Superannuation of officers of certain hospitals

  7. Part VI The Health Service Commissioner for Scotland

    1. 90.Appointment of Commissioner and tenure of office

    2. 91.Salary and pension of Commissioner

    3. 92.Administrative provisions

    4. 93.Bodies and action subject to investigation

    5. 94.Provisions relating to complaints

    6. 95.Application of certain provisions of the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967

    7. 96.Reports by Commissioner

    8. 97.Interpretation of Part VI

  8. Part VII Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 98.Charges in respect of non-residents

      2. 99.Evasion of charges

      3. 100.Accommodation for persons displaced in course of development

      4. 101.Protection of Health Boards and Common Services Agency

      5. 102.State hospitals

      6. 103.Arbitration

      7. 104.Exemption from stamp duty

    2. Supplementary

      1. 105.Orders, regulations and directions

      2. 106.Supplementary regulatory powers

      3. 107.Local enactments

      4. 108.Interpretation and construction

      5. 109.Transitional provisions and savings, consequential amendments and repeals

      6. 110.Citation, extent and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Health Boards

    2. Schedule 2

      The Medical Practices Committee

    3. Schedule 3

      The Planning Council

    4. Schedule 4

      University Liaison Committees

    5. Schedule 5

      The Agency

    6. Schedule 6

      The Hospital Trust

    7. Schedule 7

      The Research Trust

    8. Schedule 8

      The Tribunal

    9. Schedule 9

      Additional provisions as to prohibition of sale of medical practices

    10. Schedule 10

      Additional provisions as to the control of maximum prices for medical supplies

    11. Schedule 11

      Additional provisions as to regulations for the making and recovery of charges

    12. Schedule 12

      Inquiries

    13. Schedule 13

      Acquisition of property other than land

    14. Schedule 14

      Action not subject to investigation by the Commissioner

    15. Schedule 15

      Transitional provisions and savings

    16. Schedule 16

      Consequential amendments

    17. Schedule 17

      Repeals

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