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The Health Services (Primary Care) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Liabilities and obligations in relation to deputiesN.I.

16.—(1) Regulations may make provision with respect to the liabilities and obligations of—

(a)a Part VI practitioner who, in connection with any obligation of his to provide general medical services, enters into arrangements under which a pilot scheme practitioner deputises, or is engaged to deputise, for him; or

(b)a Part VI practitioner who enters into arrangements under which he deputises, or is engaged to deputise, for a pilot scheme practitioner, in connection with that practitioner's obligation to perform personal medical services under a pilot scheme.

(2) The regulations may, in particular—

(a)modify any liabilities or obligations which would otherwise be applicable by virtue of Part VI of the 1972 Order;

(b)apply (with or without modifications) any provision made by or under Part VI of the 1972 Order (including any provision so made by virtue of Article 10 of the [1988 NI 24.] Health and Medicines (Northern Ireland) Order 1988).

(3) In this Article—

“Part VI practitioner” means a medical practitioner who provides general medical services; and

“pilot scheme practitioner” means a medical practitioner who performs personal medical services under a pilot scheme.

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