National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2000

2000 No. 2341

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2000

Made 30th August 2000

Laid before Parliament 4th September 2000

Coming into force 27th September 2000

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 126(4) of the National Health Service Act 19771and section 21 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 19902and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and with the consent of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2000, and shall come into force on 27th September 2000.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Regulations 19963.

(3) These Regulations extend to England only4.

S-2 Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) Regulation 3 of the principal Regulations5(eligible bodies) is amended as follows.

(2) At end of sub-paragraph (b) omit the word “or”.

(3) At the end of sub-paragraph (c) insert—

“or

(d)

(d) a Primary Care Trust6.”.

S-3 Amendment of regulation 6 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 6 of the principal Regulations

3.—(1) Regulation 6 of the principal Regulations (membership of the Scheme) is amended as follows.

(2) For sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 4 substitute—

“(b)

“(b) specify the date that the eligible body wishes its membership to begin.”.

(3) In paragraph (7) delete the words after the words “effect from” to the end and substitute the words “such date as may be determined by the Secretary of State.”.

S-4 Amendment of regulation 8 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 8 of the principal Regulations

4.—(1) Regulation 8 of the principal Regulations (members' contributions to the Scheme) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (3) for sub-paragraph (c) substitute the following sub-paragraphs—

“(c)

“(c) where the member was admitted to the Scheme on or after 1st April 2000—

(i) as respects its first membership year, by no later than 6 months from the date of receipt by the Secretary of State of its application in accordance with regulation 6(3),

(ii) as respects its second membership year, by no later than 1st July in that year; and

(d)

(d) as respects any subsequent membership year, by no later than 31st October in the preceding year;”.

(3) In paragraph 6 for sub-paragraph (c) substitute the following sub-paragraphs—

“(c)

“(c) where the member was admitted to the Scheme on or after 1st April 2000—

(i) in relation to its first membership year, by no later than 8 months from the date of receipt by the Secretary of State of its application...

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