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8.10

In the course of treating a Patient to whom he is providing treatment under the Contract, a medical practitioner shall not order on a  Prescription Form a drug, medicines or other substance specified in any directions given by the Secretary of State under section 28U of the Act as being a drug, medicine or other substance which can only be ordered for specified Patients and specified purposes unless:

8.10.1

that Patient is a person of the specified description;

8.10.2

that drug, medicine or other substance is prescribed for that Patient only for the specified purpose; and

8.10.3

the practitioner endorses the form with the reference SLS”,

but may, subject to Clause 12.1, prescribe such a drug, medicine or other substance for that Patient in the course of that treatment under a private arrangement.

8.11

In the course of treating a Patient to whom he is providing treatment under the Contract, a medical practitioner shall not order on a Prescription Form a Restricted Availability Appliance unless:

8.11.1

the Patient is a person, or it is for a purpose, specified in the Drug Tariff; and

8.11.2

the practitioner endorses the face of the form with the reference SLS,

but may, subject to Clause 12.1, prescribe such an Appliance for that Patient in the course of that treatment under a private arrangement.

Restrictions on Prescribing by Supplementary Prescribers26

8.12

Where the Contractor employs or engages a Supplementary Prescriber and that person's functions include prescribing, the Contractor shall have arrangements in place to secure that a Supplementary Prescriber will:

8.12.1

give a prescription for a prescription only medicine;

26 Clauses 8.12 to 8.17 are required by APMS Direction 5(1)(d).  If the Contractor is a partnership or an individual, Clause 8.12 will need to be amended to ensure that it also applies to supplementary providers who are themselves parties to the contract.

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