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National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Supply of drugs under Patient Group Directions

7.—(1) Where drugs are supplied to a patient in accordance with a Patient Group Direction the person supplying the drugs shall, subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), make and recover from the patient, in respect of the supply of each quantity, a charge of £6.00.

(2) Where a charge is paid under paragraph (1), the person making the payment shall on doing so sign a declaration in writing that the relevant charge has been paid.

(3) No charge shall be made and recovered under this regulation from a patient who is exempt—

(a)under paragraph 1(1)(a) to (d) of Schedule 12 to the Act,

(b)under regulation 8, or

(c)by reason of being entitled to remission under regulation 3 of the Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations.

and who, in the case described in paragraph 1(1)(c) of Schedule 12 of the Act and in the cases described in sub-paragraphs (b) and (c), completes a declaration of entitlement to such exemption or remission and provides such evidence of entitlement as the person supplying the drug may reasonably require.

(4) No charge shall be made and recovered under this regulation where the drug is supplied for personal administration by the person making the supply in accordance with the Patient Group Direction.

(5) A person making and recovering a charge under this regulation shall, if so required by a patient, give him a receipt for the amount received on a form which shall contain forms of declaration in support of an application for repayment and information as to whom an application for repayment shall be made.

(6) For the purposes of this regulation the reference to the supply of a drug in accordance with a Patient Group Direction is a reference to the supply of a drug for that purpose as provided for in the Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale – Exemption) Order 1980(1) or in the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997(2).

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