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The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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Amendment of regulation 1 of the 1997 Regulations

2.—(1) Regulation 1 of the 1997 Regulations (citation, commencement and interpretation), is amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) Insert the following definitions in the appropriate place in the alphabetical order—

“Local Health Board” has the meaning assigned to it by section 16BA(1) of the Act;

“pension credit guarantee credit” is to be construed in accordance with sections 1 and 2 of the State Pension Credit Act 2002(2);

“severe disability element” means the severe disability element of working tax credit specified in section 11(6)(d) of the Tax Credits Act 2002(3);.

(3) After paragraph (2), insert the following paragraph—

(2A) In the application of these Regulations in relation to Wales—

  • “Health Authority” shall, in each place where these words occur, have effect as if there were substituted the words “Local Health Board”..

(1)

Section 16BA was inserted into the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49) by the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17), section 6.

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