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The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 2015

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Certificates of exemption: application and issue

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15.—(1) A person who wishes to claim exemption from charges payable under these Regulations by virtue of regulation 10(1)(d), (e), (f), or (h) must apply for a certificate conferring exemption (in these Regulations referred to as an “exemption certificate”) as follows—

(a)a claim for an exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(d) must be made on an approved form provided by the Secretary of State;

(b)a claim for an exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(e) or (f) must be made on the approved form, “FP92A—1 January 2009”, provided by the Secretary of State; and

(c)a claim for an exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(h) must be made to an office of the Ministry of Defence on a form provided by the Secretary of State.

(2) The Secretary of State, on being satisfied that an applicant is entitled to exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(d), must issue an exemption certificate which is to be valid from the date which is one month before the date on which the Secretary of State received the application made under paragraph (1) until, in the case of an expectant mother, the end of that mother’s pregnancy, and in the case of a mother who gives birth—

(a)to a child whose death is registrable under the special provisions as to the registration of still-births in the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953(1), thereafter until the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the expected date of confinement; or

(b)to a live child (who is not registrable as still-born), thereafter until the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the date of birth of that child.

(3) The Secretary of State, on being satisfied that an applicant, not being a person entitled to exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(a), (b) or (c), is entitled to exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(e), must issue to the applicant an exemption certificate which is to be valid—

(a)from the date one month prior to the date on which the Secretary of State received the application made under paragraph (1); and

(b)for such period as the Secretary of State may determine.

(4) The Secretary of State, on being satisfied that an applicant, not being a person entitled to exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(a), (b), (c), or (e) is entitled to exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(f), must issue to the applicant an exemption certificate which is to be valid—

(a)from the date one month prior to the date on which the Secretary of State received the application under paragraph (1); and

(b)for such period as the Secretary of State may determine.

(5) The Secretary of State, on being satisfied that an applicant is entitled to exemption by virtue of regulation 10(1)(h), must issue to the applicant an exemption certificate which is to be valid for such period as the Secretary of State may determine.

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1953 c. 20. See in particular section 11 of that Act.

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