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Health Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (b) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Health Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 42
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 32, line 21, at end insert ("or
      (e)  remuneration which is referable to the cost of drugs for which the Health Board is accountable in that year (whether paid by it or by another Health Board")
 
     Page 32, line 22, leave out ("paragraph (b), (c) or (d)") and insert ("paragraphs (b) to (e)") 
     Page 33, line 4, at end insert--
        ("(11)  In this section and section 85AB, "drugs" includes medicines and listed appliances (within the meaning of section 27).")
 
     Page 33, line 4, at end insert-- 
 ("Further provision as to expenditure on drugs.     85AB.--(1) For each financial year, the Secretary of State shall apportion, in such manner as he thinks appropriate, among all Health Boards the total of the remuneration referable to the cost of drugs which is paid by each Health Board in that year.
 
    (2)  A Health Board is accountable in any year for remuneration referable to the cost of drugs to the extent (and only to the extent) that such remuneration is apportioned to it under subsection (1).
 
    (3)  Where in any financial year any remuneration referable to the cost of drugs for which a Health Board is accountable is paid by another Health Board, the remuneration is to be treated (for the purposes of this section) as having been paid by the first Health Board in the performance of its functions.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may, in particular, exercise his discretion under subsection (1)--
    (a)  so that any apportionment reflects, in the case of each Health Board, the financial consequences of orders for the provision of drugs, being orders which in his opinion are attributable to the Board in question;
    (b)  by reference to averaged or estimated amounts.
    (5)  The Secretary of State may make provision for any remuneration referable to the cost of drugs which is paid by a Health Board other than the Health Board which is accountable for the payment to be reimbursed in such manner as he may determine.
 
    (6)  The Secretary of State shall determine what remuneration paid by Health Boards to persons providing pharmaceutical services is to be treated for the purposes of section 85AA and this section as remuneration referable to the cost of drugs.")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS WILCOX
 
     Page 52, line 20, at end insert--
    ("(  )  consult representatives of patients and carers; and
    (  )  consult any other persons he considers appropriate.")
 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 58, leave out line 16 and insert--
    ("(a)  in subsection (2)--
          (i)  after paragraph (a) there is inserted--
            (aa)  Special Health Boards;",
          (ii)  after paragraph (k) there is inserted--
            (ka)  Primary Care Trusts established under section 16A of the National Health Service Act 1977;",
          (iii)  paragraphs (d) and (j) are omitted, and")
 
     Page 59, line 6, after (""or") insert ("Health") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 64, line 48, column 3, after (""or") insert ("Health") 
 
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