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The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Regulations 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. PART 2

    1. 2.Charges for glasses and contact lenses

  4. PART 3

    1. 3.Eligibility for a voucher — sight tests

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

    3. 5.Payments to ophthalmic practitioners

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

    5. 7.Redemption value of voucher for sight test

  5. PART 4

    1. 8.Eligibility for a voucher — supply of optical appliances

    2. 9.Issue of vouchers by ophthalmic practitioners

    3. 10.Issue of vouchers by NHS trusts

    4. 11.Issue of replacement vouchers

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

    6. 13.Notice of entitlement

    7. 14.Payments to suppliers

    8. 15.Redemption value of voucher for supply of optical appliances

  6. PART 5

    1. 16.Eligibility for a voucher – replacement or repair

    2. 17.Completion of vouchers

    3. 18.Use of vouchers for replacement or repair

    4. 19.Payments to suppliers for the replacement or repair

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

  7. PART 6

    1. 21.Notice as to cessation of payments

    2. 22.Reviews of stop notices

    3. 23.Reviews of stop orders

  8. PART 7

    1. 24.Payments to persons in respect of the supply, replacement or repair of optical appliances

  9. PART 8

    1. 25.Amounts wrongly paid

    2. 26.Signatures and claims for payments

    3. 27.Exercise of the Board’s functions under these Regulations

    4. 28.Transitional Provisions

    5. 29.Revocations

  10. 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...

      2. 2.The minimum complex appliance payment is— (a) for a complex...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      VOUCHER VALUES —REPAIR

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REGULATIONS REVOKED

  11. Explanatory Note

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