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3.—(1) The Sale or Supply Regulations shall be amended as follows.
(2) In regulation 1(2) (citation, commencement and interpretation), after the definition of “community practitioner nurse prescriber” insert—
““contact lens specialist” means a person who is a registered dispensing optician and against whose name particulars of the contact lens speciality have been entered in the register of dispensing opticians maintained under section 7(b) of the Opticians Act 1989(1);”;
““registered dispensing optician” means a person registered in the register of dispensing opticians maintained under section 7(b) of the Opticians Act 1989;”.
(3) In regulation 5 (restrictions on persons to be supplied with certain medicinal products) at the end insert—
“(g)to a registered dispensing optician (“D”), prescription only medicines which—
(i)are required for use by registered optometrists and doctors attending D’s practice but only if the medicine contains any one or more of the following substances—
(ii)are required for use by D in the course of D’s professional practice as a contact lens specialist but only if the medicine contains any one or more of the following substances—
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