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National Health Service Act 2006

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181Section 180: supplementary

(1)Regulations under section 180 providing for payments for meeting or contributing towards the cost incurred for the supply of optical appliances or their replacement or repair may also provide as follows.

(2)They may make provision for such payments not to be made to any person falling within a prescribed description.

(3)They may make provision for the Secretary of State to give notice as mentioned in subsection (4) to a person to whom such payments have been made (whether by the Secretary of State or by a relevant body).

(4)Such a notice is notice that no further such payments in respect of the supply, replacement or repair of optical appliances at a particular location or in a particular area, in either case specified in the notice, will be made to him after a date specified in the notice.

(5)If such a notice is given, no further payments as mentioned in subsection (4) may be made to him after the date specified in the notice, unless the notice is cancelled by the Secretary of State.

(6)The regulations may make provision conferring on the Secretary of State the right, if he has given a notice by virtue of subsection (3), to apply to the FHSAA for a stop order.

(7)A stop order is an order that no further such payments may be made (whether by the Secretary of State or by any relevant body) to the person in question in respect of the supply, replacement or repair of optical appliances, wherever the supply, replacement or repair occurred.

(8)If the regulations make the provision mentioned in subsection (3), they must also make provision conferring prescribed rights of appeal to the FHSAA upon the person to whom the notice was given.

(9)“Relevant body” means a Strategic Health Authority, a Primary Care Trust or a Special Health Authority.

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