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Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017

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2Remuneration for persons providing special medicinal products: Wales

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In section 88 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (remuneration for persons providing pharmaceutical services), after subsection (8) insert—

(8A)Regulations may impose requirements in relation to remuneration in respect of special medicinal products.

(8B)Such regulations may, for example, require determining authorities to ensure—

(a)that remuneration is to be calculated by reference to the outcome of prescribed procedures, or

(b)that determinations do not provide for or permit remuneration to be paid in prescribed circumstances.

(8C)Procedures prescribed by virtue of subsection (8B)(a) may include the person to whom remuneration is payable, a health service body or a determining authority—

(a)carrying out inquiries to ensure that remuneration is reasonable, or

(b)estimating an amount of remuneration that is reasonable (whether or not the estimated amount corresponds exactly to expenses in respect of which remuneration is to be paid).

(8D)Circumstances prescribed by virtue of subsection (8B)(b) may include circumstances in which special medicinal products are made available to persons who provide pharmaceutical services under this Part—

(a)by a health service body, or

(b)under an arrangement for the supply of special medicinal products to which a health service body is a party.

(8E)In subsections (8A) to (8D)—

  • “health service body” has the meaning given by section 7(4);

  • “special medicinal product” means a product which is a special medicinal product for the purposes of regulation 167 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916).

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