The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 145
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 04/06/2019
 
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Scottish Statutory Instruments

National Health Service

Made

23 rd April 2019

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

25 th April 2019

Coming into force

4 th June 2019

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 69(1) and 105(7) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(1) , and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 and come into force on 4 June 2019.

    Amendment of the National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

  2. —(1) The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2011(2) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

    (2) In regulation 3(2) (supply of drugs and appliances) , in each place where it occurs, for “1 st April 2018” substitute “1 st April 2019”.

    Revocation of the National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018

  3. The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018(3) are revoked.

    JEANE FREEMAN

    A member of the Scottish Government

    St Andrew’s House,

    Edinburgh

    23 rd April 2019

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Regulations)

    These Regulations amend the National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. 2011/55) (“the 2011 Regulations”). The 2011 Regulations provide that where a pharmacist provides pharmaceutical services to a patient who presents an English prescription form, that pharmacist must make and recover from the patient the charges specified in the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/570) (“the 2015 Regulations”) as in force at a specified date, unless certain exemptions apply.

    Regulation 2 amends the 2011 Regulations so that the charge to be made and recovered reflects the rate specified by the 2015...

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