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The National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Amendment Regulations 1996

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Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

3.—(1) In regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations—

(a)there shall be inserted the following definitions in the places which will maintain alphabetical order—

  • “appropriate Health Authority” has the meaning given by regulation 4(5);

“dental discipline committee” means a committee referred to in regulation 3(1)(b);

  • “discipline committee” has the meaning given by regulation 3(2);

“disciplinary matter” means a matter referred under regulation 5(1);

“joint discipline committee” means a committee referred to in regulation 3(1)(e);

“medical discipline committee” means a committee referred to in regulation 3(1)(a);

“ophthalmic discipline committee” means a committee referred to in regulation 3(1)(c);

“pharmaceutical discipline committee” means a committee referred to in regulation 3(1)(d);

  • “relevant professional body” has the meaning given by regulation 37(4);

“statement of case” means a statement sent by the appropriate Health Authority to the practitioner and the discipline committee in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 4;;

(b)for the definition of “complaint” there shall be substituted the following definition:

  • “complaint” except in regulation 20 and Part III means a complaint made in accordance with directions concerning the establishment and operation of procedures for dealing with complaints against practitioners providing Part II services given under section 17 of the Act or in accordance with the provisions of the regulations specified in paragraph (4);;

(c)in the definition of—

(i)“practitioner” for the words “regulations 7 or 8” there shall be substituted the words “regulation 5(1)”,

(ii)“prior approval requirement” for the words “regulation 14(1)” there shall be substituted the words “regulation 12”, and

(iii)“relevant local representative committee” for the words “service committee” on each occasion they appear there shall be substituted the words “discipline committee”;

(d)the following definitions shall be deleted—

(i)“appropriate committee”,

(ii)“conciliation”,

(iii)“dental service committee”,

(iv)“denture conciliation committee”,

(v)“investigation”,

(vi)“joint service committee”,

(vii)“medical service committee”,

(viii)“ophthalmic service committee”,

(ix)“party”,

(x)“pharmaceutical service committee”,

(xi)“respondent”, and

(xii)“service committee”.

(2) The following paragraph shall be added after regulation 2(3) of the principal Regulations—

(4) The provisions referred to in the definition of “complaint” in paragraph (1) are—

(a)paragraphs 31A and 31B of Schedule 1 to the National Health Service (General Dental Services) Regulations 1992(1);

(b)paragraphs 47A and 47B of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992(2);

(c)paragraphs 10A and 10B of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992(3);

(d)paragraphs 8A and 8B of Schedule 1 to the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Regulations 1986(4)..

(1)

S.I. 1992/661 as amended by S.I. 1996/704.

(2)

S.I. 1992/635 as amended by S.I. 1996/702.

(3)

S.I. 1992/662 as amended by S.I. 1996/698.

(4)

S.I. 1986/975 as amended by S.I. 1996/705.

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