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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

5.  In regulation 16 of the 1997 Regulations (completion of vouchers), for paragraphs (2) and (3) substitute—

(2) In the case of a replacement, the supplier shall—

(a)ask the patient to produce satisfactory evidence of entitlement, 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;

(b)mark on the voucher the letter code specified in column 2 of Schedule 1, which relates to the type of optical appliance to be replaced, as set out in column 1 of that Schedule;

(c)duly complete the relevant parts of the voucher with—

(i)the name and address of the patient,

(ii)the patient’s date of birth;

(d)if the patient has been asked for, but not shown, satisfactory evidence of entitlement, record the fact on the voucher.

(3) In the case of repair, the supplier shall—

(a)ask the patient to produce satisfactory evidence of entitlement, 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;

(b)mark on the voucher the letter code specified in column 2 of Schedule 1 which relates to the type of optical appliance to be replaced as set out in column 1 of that Schedule;

(c)indicate on the voucher the nature of the repair to the appliance to be undertaken and, in particular, whether it comprises—

(i)he replacement or repair of one or more lenses included in the appliance and, if so, how many,

(ii)the repair of a frame and, if so, whether it is the whole frame, the front of a frame or one or both sides of a frame;

(d)duly complete the relevant parts of the voucher with—

(i)the name and address of the patient,

(ii)the patient’s date of birth; and

(e)if the patient has been asked for, but not shown, satisfactory evidence of entitlement, record the fact on the voucher..

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