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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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Temporary residents

16.—(1) The contractor may, if its list of patients is open, accept a person as a temporary resident provided it is satisfied that the person is —

(a)temporarily resident away from his or her normal place of residence and is not being provided with essential services (or their equivalent) under any other arrangement in the locality where he or she is temporarily residing; or

(b)moving from place to place and not for the time being resident in any place.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), a person shall be regarded as temporarily resident in a place if, when that person arrives in that place, he or she intends to stay there for more than 24 hours but not more than three months.

(3) A contractor which wishes to terminate its responsibility for a person accepted as a temporary resident before the end of —

(a)three months; or

(b)such shorter period for which it agreed to accept that person as a patient,

shall notify that person either orally or in writing and its responsibility for that person shall cease 7 days after the date on which the notification was given.

(4) At the end of three months, or on such earlier date as its responsibility for the temporary resident has come to an end, the contractor shall notify the Local Health Board in writing of any person whom it accepted as a temporary resident.

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