(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2002, and shall come into force on 6th May 2002.
(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Regulations 1996.
(3) These Regulations extend to England only.
Specified date: 6 May 2002: see para (1) above.
These Regulations apply to England only: see para (3) above.
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Regulations 1996 which established a Scheme whereby NHS trusts and certain other bodies providing NHS services may make provision for meeting liabilities to third parties in connection with personal injury arising out of negligence in the carrying out of their functions.
Regulation 3 provides for the Public Health Laboratory Service Board to be eligible to participate in the Scheme.
Regulation 2 amends the definition of “relevant function” to include arrangements made for securing the provision of certain NHS services whether in England or elsewhere and regulation 4 provides that the liabilities to which the Scheme applies includes those in consequence of any act or omission to act on the part of any employee or agent of a person engaged by a member in connection with any relevant function of that member.
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