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The National Health Service (General Medical Services) and (Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2003

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Medical Services) and (Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st February 2003.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the General Medical Services Regulations” means the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992(1);

“the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations” means the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992(2).

(3) These Regulations apply to Wales only.

Amendment of the Schedule 2 to the General Medical Services Regulations

2.—(1) Schedule 2 to the General Medical Services Regulations (Terms of Service for Doctors) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph 43 (prescribing)—

(a)for the opening wording of sub-paragraph (3), substitute—

(3) Where a doctor orders drugs specified in Schedules 2 to 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001(3) (controlled drugs to which regulations, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 and 27 of those Regulations apply) for supply by instalments for treating addiction to any drug specified in those Schedules, he shall—;

(b)in sub-paragraph (5) (b), for “other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedule 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985(4);” substitute “other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedules 4 or 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001;”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (6) (a), for “other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedule 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985” substitute “other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedules 4 or 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001;”.

Amendment to Schedule 2 to the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations

3.—(1) Part II to Schedule 2 to the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations (Terms of Service for Chemists) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph 3 (provision of pharmaceutical services)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (4), for “the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985” substitute “the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (6), for “the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985”, substitute “the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (9) (b), for “other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedule 4 or 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985”, substitute “other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedules 4 or 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001;”.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(5)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

28th January 2003

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