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National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Amendment) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Amendment of the 1997 Regulations

3.—(1) Regulation 12 of the 1997 Regulations (use of vouchers for supply of optical appliances) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions.

(2) In paragraph (1) for “paragraphs (4) and (5)”, substitute “paragraphs (4), (5) and (6)”.

(3) After paragraph (5) add—

(6) When the patient presents the voucher—

(a)the supplier shall ask him to produce satisfactory evidence that he is an eligible person, unless the supplier, in cases other than where the patient is an eligible person by virtue of regulation 8(2)(c) or (d), already has satisfactory evidence of entitlement available to him; and

(b)if the patient is requested to produce satisfactory evidence of entitlement, but does not do so, the supplier shall record the fact on the voucher..

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