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National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006

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Allowances and remuneration

179Allowances for members of certain bodies

(1)The Welsh Ministers may pay to members of any body specified by them in an order as a body formed for the purpose of performing a function connected with the provision of services under this Act, such travelling and other allowances, including compensation for loss of remunerative time, as they may determine.

(2)Payments under this section are subject to such conditions as to records, certificates, or otherwise as the Welsh Ministers may determine.

180Special arrangement as to payment of remuneration

(1)Subsection (2) applies where the Welsh Ministers consider it appropriate for remuneration in respect of—

(a)primary medical services or primary dental services,

(b)general ophthalmic services, or

(c)pharmaceutical services,

to be paid by a particular body.

(2)Where this subsection applies, and the functions of the body do not include the function of paying the remuneration, the Welsh Ministers may by order confer that function on that body.

(3)Any sums required to enable a body to pay the remuneration must, if apart from this section there is no provision authorising the payment of the sums by the Welsh Ministers or out of money provided by Parliament, be paid by them.

(4)If the Welsh Ministers by order so provide with respect to remuneration in respect of such pharmaceutical services or such local pharmaceutical services as may be specified in the order—

(a)an NHS trust determined in accordance with the order has the function of paying sums so determined to a Local Health Board so determined in respect of the whole or any part of that remuneration, and

(b)subsection (3) does not apply with respect to the whole or that part of the remuneration.

181Payments for certain medical examinations

(1)Where a medical practitioner carries out a medical examination of any person with a view to an application for his admission to hospital for assessment or treatment being made under Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20) the Welsh Ministers must pay to that medical practitioner—

(a)reasonable remuneration in respect of that examination and in respect of any recommendation or report made by him with regard to the person examined, and

(b)the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by him in connection with the examination or the making of any such recommendation or report.

(2)No payment may be made under this section to a medical practitioner—

(a)in respect of an examination carried out in the provision of primary medical services for that person, or

(b)in respect of an examination carried out or any recommendation or report made as part of his duty as an officer of a Primary Care Trust, NHS trust, Special Health Authority, NHS foundation trust or Local Health Board.

(3)This section applies only in a case where it is intended, when the medical examination of the person in question is carried out, that if he is admitted to hospital in pursuance of an application mentioned in subsection (1), the whole cost of his maintenance and treatment will be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

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