(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment (No 2) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 5th October 1999.
(2) In these Regulations—
“the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992; and
“the Remission of Charges Amendment Regulations” means the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 1999.
Specified date: 5 October 1999: see para (1) above.
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(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992 which govern the arrangements to be made by Health Authorities for the provision in their area of pharmaceutical services under the National Health Service Act 1977.
Regulation 2 extends the circumstances in which a chemist is required to ask a person presenting an order for drugs and appliances under paragraph 3(1) of the chemist's terms of service to provide specified evidence to substantiate specific claims relating to exemptions from or remission of charges due under the NHS (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 1989 and regulation 3 similarly amends the requirements on doctors authorised to provide pharmaceutical services for a patient under regulation 20.
These Regulations impose no cost on business.
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