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National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

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59Withdrawal of facilities available for private patients

(1)Sections 60 to 63 have effect for the purpose of—

(a)securing the separation of the facilities available in Scotland for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness under private arrangements from the facilities available for those purposes at premises vested in the Secretary of State; and

(b)to that end securing the progressive withdrawal of accommodation and services at health service hospitals from use in connection with the treatment of persons at such hospitals as resident or non-resident private patients.

(2)Nothing in this Part prejudices the operation of paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 (by virtue of which regulations governing the terms of employment of officers employed by a Health Board must not contain a requirement that all consultants so employed shall be so employed whole-time).

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