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The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1998

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Payments to suppliers for replacement or repair

18.—(1) Except where it was the supplier, the responsible authority shall, if the conditions specified in paragraph (2) are fulfilled, make a payment of a voucher’s redemption value to a supplier who has used a voucher in accordance with regulation 17.

(2) The conditions referred to in paragraph (1) are that–

(a)the patient has signed the declarations and undertaking referred to in regulation 16(4) and acknowledged on the voucher that the optical appliance has been replaced or repaired; and

(b)the supplier has–

(i)made and kept a written record of the replacement or repair and issued to the patient a receipt for any money received from the patient;

(ii)obtained any prior approval required by regulation 16(6);

(iii)made a claim for payment on a duly completed voucher to the responsible authority within the period of three months beginning with the date of the replacement or repair of the optical appliance; and

(iv)where the person has shown a notice of entitlement to him informed the responsible authority of the amount of the patient’s contribution, if any.

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