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The Health and Personal Social Services(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Recognition of fund-holding practices of doctors

17.—(1) Any one or more medical practitioners who are providing general medical services in accordance with arrangements under Article 56 of the principal Order may apply to the Department for recognition as a fund-holding practice.

(2) The Department shall not grant recognition as a fund-holding practice unless the medical practitioner or, as the case may be, each of the medical practitioners concerned fulfils such conditions as may be prescribed.

(3) Regulations may make provision with respect to—

(a)the making of applications under paragraph (1);

(b)the granting and refusal of recognition as a fund-holding practice;

(c)the conditions to be fulfilled for obtaining and continuing to be entitled to such recognition;

(d)withdrawing from, or becoming a member of, an existing recognised fund-holding practice; and

(e)the continuity or otherwise of a recognised fund-holding practice in the event of the death or withdrawal of a member or the addition of a new member.

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