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

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Liabilities and obligations in relation to deputies

25.  In the 1972 Order, after Article 57, insert—

Liabilities and obligations in relation to deputies

57A.(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 Part II 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 Part II practitioner, in connection with that practitioner’s obligation to perform personal medical services in accordance with Article 15B arrangements.

(2) The regulations may, in particular—

(a)modify any liabilities or obligations which would otherwise be applicable by virtue of this Part;

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

(3) In paragraph (1)—

“Part II practitioner” means a medical practitioner who performs personal medical services in accordance with Article 15B arrangements; and

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

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