National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Amendment Regulations 1994

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1994/634

1994No. 634

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

The National Health Service (Service Committees and

Tribunal) Amendment Regulations 1994

9thMarch1994

9thMarch1994

1stApril1994

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of powers conferred on her by the provisions set out in column (1) of the Schedule to this instrument (as amended in particular by the provisions set out in column (2) of the Schedule), and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, and after consultation with the Council on Tribunals in accordance with section 8 of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 ( a), hereby makes the following Regulations:-

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Amendment Regulations 1994 and shall come into force on 1st April 1994.

(2) In these Regulations, "the principal Regulations" means the National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Regulations 1992 ( b).

Amendment of regulation 5 of the principal Regulations

2.-(1) Regulation 5 of the principal Regulations (making of complaints) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), after "notice to the" there is inserted "appropriate".

(3) After paragraph (1) there is inserted-

"(1A) The appropriate FHSA is-

(a) the one on whose medical, dental, ophthalmic or pharmaceutical list the name of the practitioner was included; or(b) where the complaint relates to the acts or omissions of a doctor when acting as deputy to another doctor, the one on whose medical list the name of that other doctor was included,

at the time of the event, treatment or matter which is the subject of the complaint, or, where the practitioner referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or other doctor referred to in sub-paragraph (b) was at that time on more than one such list the FHSA by arrangement with which the Part-II services giving rise to the complaint were provided."

Amendment of regulation 6 of the principal Regulations

3.-(1) Regulation 6 of the principal Regulations (investigation of complaints) is amended as follows.

(a) 1992 c.53.

(b) S.I. 1992/664, amended by S.I. 1993/2972.

(2) In paragraph (3)-

(a) at the beginning there is inserted "Subject to paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 4";(b) in sub-paragraph (a)-(i) "also" is omitted, and(ii) for "the medical list" there is substituted "a medical list";(c) in sub-paragraph (b)-(i) for "the medical list" where it first occurs there is substituted "a medical list", and(ii) "also" is omitted;(d) for "both doctors" there is substituted "the deputy alone"; and(e) after "accordingly" there is inserted "except where there are reasonable grounds for believing that the doctor for whom the deputy was acting has failed to comply with his obligations under the terms of service in relation to ensuring the provision of services to his patients, in which case the complaint shall be taken as a complaint against both doctors and investigated accordingly."

(3) In paragraph (6), for "the FHSA"there is substituted "an FHSA".

Amendment of regulation 10 of the principal Regulations

4. In regulation 10 of the principal Regulations (appeal to the Secretary of State), for paragraph (3A) there is substituted-

"(3A) Subject to...

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