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107Disqualification of practitionersE+W

(1)If it appears to a Local Health Board that any of the conditions set out in subsections (2) to (4) is established in relation to a person included in an ophthalmic list or a pharmaceutical list it may (or, in cases falling within subsection (5), must) decide to remove him from that list.

(2)The first condition is that the continued inclusion of the practitioner in the list would be prejudicial to the efficiency of the services which those included in the list undertake to provide (and such a case is referred to in this Chapter as an “efficiency case”).

(3)The second condition is that the practitioner—

(a)has (whether on his own or together with another) by an act or omission caused, or risked causing, detriment to any health scheme by securing or trying to secure for himself or another any financial or other benefit, and

(b)knew that he or the other was not entitled to the benefit,

(and such a case is referred to in this Chapter as a “fraud case”).

(4)The third condition is that the practitioner is unsuitable to be included in the list (and such a case is referred to in this Chapter as an “unsuitability case”).

(5)In unsuitability cases, the Local Health Board must remove the practitioner from the list in prescribed circumstances.

(6)The Local Health Board must state which condition (or conditions) it is relying on when removing a practitioner from a list.

(7)Health scheme” means—

(a)any of the health services under section 1(1) of this Act, section 1(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) or any enactment corresponding to section 1(1) of this Act and extending to Scotland or Northern Ireland, and

(b)any prescribed scheme,

and regulations may prescribe any scheme for the purposes of this subsection which appears to the Welsh Ministers to be a health or medical scheme paid for out of public funds.

(8)Detriment to a health scheme includes detriment to any patient of, or person working in, that scheme or any person liable to pay charges for services provided under that scheme.

(9)In this Chapter a “practitioner” means a person included in a pharmaceutical list.

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