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2. In regulation 2 of the 2001 Regulations (interpretation), in paragraph (1)—
(a)omit the definition of “extended formulary nurse prescriber”(1);
(b)after the definition of “medicinal product” insert the following definition—
““nurse independent prescriber” has the same meaning as in the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997(2), and such a person may only prescribe controlled drugs in accordance with regulation 6B;”; and
(c)in the definition of “prescription”, for “an extended formulary nurse prescriber”(3) substitute “a nurse independent prescriber”.
S.I. 1997/1830. The definition of nurse independent prescriber will be inserted into the 1997 Order by the Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/915) and will come into force on 1st May 2006.
The definition of “prescription” was amended to include a reference to “extended formulary nurse prescriber” by S.I. 2003/2429.
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