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National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997

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40Interpretation

(1)Subject to subsection (2), Part I—

(a)in its application to England and Wales, is to be read as one with the 1977 Act; and

(b)in its application to Scotland, is to be read as one with the 1978 Act.

(2)In this Act—

  • “the 1977 Act” means the [1977 c. 49.] National Health Service Act 1977;

  • “the 1978 Act” means the [1978 c. 29.] National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

  • “authority” has the meaning given by section 1(8);

  • “health service” means the health service in England and Wales and the health service in Scotland;

  • “medical list” has the meaning given by section 2(5);

  • “personal medical services” and “personal dental services” have the meaning given in section 1(8);

  • “pilot scheme” and “piloted services” have the meaning given in section 1;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations; and

  • “regulations” means regulations under this Act.

(3)Except in sections 28C and 28E of the 1977 Act and sections 17C and 17E of the 1978 Act—

(a)references in any enactment (or in any instrument made under any enactment) to arrangements made under section 28C of the 1977 Act or section 17C of the 1978 Act are to be read, except where the context otherwise requires, as including references to pilot schemes; and

(b)references in any enactment (or in any instrument made under any enactment) to services under section 28C of the 1977 Act or section 17C of the 1978 Act, or to services provided in accordance with arrangements made under either of those sections, are to be read, except where the context otherwise requires, as including references to piloted services.

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