National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1975

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1975/696

1975 No. 696 (S. 114)

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, SCOTLAND

The National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1975

21stApril 1975

5thMay 1975

1stJuly 1975

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 34, 40, 41 and 72 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947(a), as amended by section 64(1) of and Schedule 6 to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972(b) and section 57(1) of and Schedule 4 to the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973(c), and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I hereby make the following regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1975 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1975.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(d) shall apply for the interpretation of these regulations as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

Amendment of Regulations

2. The National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1974(e) (hereinafter referred to as the "principal regulations") shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of these regulations.

Amendment of regulation 2 (Interpretation) of the principal regulations

3. In regulation 2(1) of the principal regulations—

(a) after the definition of "chemist" there shall be inserted the following definition—

"'contraceptive services' means giving advice to women on contraception, the medical examination of women seeking such advice, the treatment of such women and provision for the supply to such women of contraceptive substances and appliances;";

(a) 1947 c. 27.

(b) 1972 c. 58.

(c) 1973 c. 32.

(d) 1889 c. 63.

(e) S.I. 1974/506 (1974 I, p. 1869).

(b) in the definition of "medical card" after the words "other than" there shall be inserted the words "contraceptive services and";

(c) in the definition of "treatment" after the words "does not include" there shall be inserted the words "contraceptive services or";

Amendment of regulation 4 (Medical list) of the principal regulations

4. Regulation 4 of the principal regulations shall be amended as follows:—

(a) after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted—

"(1A) a doctor may be included in the medical list for the purpose of providing—

(a) general medical services other than maternity medical services or contraceptive services, or

(b) general medical services including either maternity medical services or contraceptive services or both maternity medical services and contraceptive services, or

(c) maternity medical services only or maternity medical services and contraceptive services only,

and, if the doctor so requests, the provision by him of contraceptive services may be restricted to patients to whom he has undertaken to provide other general medical services."; and

(b) for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

"(2) the medical list shall, by marks or otherwise—

(a) indicate which of the services mentioned in paragraph (1A) each doctor has undertaken to provide; and

(b) in relation to doctors who have undertaken to provide contraceptive services, distinguish between those doctors who have so undertaken in respect only of patients to whom they provide other general medical services and those doctors who have so undertaken without such restriction:

Provided that if a doctor has undertaken to provide contraceptive services in respect...

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