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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulations 1992

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Amendment of the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976

3.—(1) The Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (evidence of incapacity for work and confinement), for the words from “by means of a certificate” to the end there shall be substituted the following words—1

(a)by means of a certificate in the form of a statement in writing given by a doctor in accordance with the rules set out in Part I of Schedule 1 to these Regulations on the form set out in Part II of that Schedule; or

(b)where a doctor—

(i)has not given a statement under sub-paragraph (a)

of this paragraph since the patient was examined and wishes to give such a statement but more than one day has passed since the examination; or

(ii)advises that the patient should refrain from work on the basis of a written report from another doctor, set out in Part I of Schedule 1A to these Regulations on the form set out in Part II of that Schedule; or

(c)by such other means as may be sufficient in the circumstances of any particular case..

(3) After Schedule 1 there shall be inserted the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

(1)

S.I. 1976/615; to which the relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1982/699, 1987/409 and 1989/1686.

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