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The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Regulations 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. PART II CHARGES

    1. 2.Charges for glasses and contact lenses

  4. PART III PAYMENTS TOWARDS COST OF SIGHT TESTS

    1. 3.Eligibility—sight tests

    2. 4.Completion and use of voucher—sight tests

    3. 5.Payments to sight testers

    4. 6.Payments to patients in respect of sight tests

    5. 7.Redemption value of voucher for sight test

  5. PART IV PAYMENTS FOR COST OF SUPPLY OF OPTICAL APPLIANCES

    1. 8.Eligibility—supply of optical appliances

    2. 9.Issue of vouchers by ophthalmic medical practitioners or opticians

    3. 10.Issue of vouchers by NHS trusts

    4. 11.Issue of replacement vouchers by health authorities or NHS trusts

    5. 12.Use of vouchers for supply of optical appliances

    6. 13.Payments to suppliers

    7. 14.Redemption value of voucher for supply of optical appliances

  6. PART V PAYMENTS FOR COST OF REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF OPTICAL APPLIANCES

    1. 15.Eligibility—replacement or repair

    2. 16.Completion of vouchers

    3. 17.Use of vouchers for replacement or repair

    4. 18.Payments to suppliers for replacement or repair

    5. 19.Redemption value of voucher for replacement or repair

  7. PART VI PAYMENTS TO PATIENTS IN RESPECT OF THE SUPPLY, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF OPTICAL APPLIANCES

    1. 20.(1) A payment may be made under this regulation to...

  8. PART VII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 21.Amounts wrongly paid

    2. 22.Signatures and claims for payments

    3. 23.Transitional Provisions

    4. 24.Revocations

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      VOUCHER LETTER CODES AND FACE VALUES— SUPPLY AND REPLACEMENT

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      PRISMS, TINTS, PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES, SMALL AND SPECIAL GLASSES AND COMPLEX APPLIANCES

      1. 1.(1) The amounts in column 3 of Schedule 1 and...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      VOUCHER VALUES—REPAIR

    4. SCHEDULE 4

  10. Explanatory Note

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