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8.19

Where a Prescriber uses a single Prescription Form for the purpose mentioned in Clause 8.18, he shall (instead of entering on the form the names of the persons for whom the drugs, medicines or Appliances are ordered) enter on the form-

8.19.1

the name of the school or institution in which those persons reside; and

8.19.2

the number of persons residing there for whose treatment the Contractor is responsible.

8.20

Clauses 8.18 and 8.19 apply to any drug, medicine or Appliance which can be supplied as part of pharmaceutical services or local pharmaceutical services and which:

8.20.1

in the case of a drug or medicine, is not a product of a description or class which is for the time being specified in an order made under section 58(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 (medicinal products on prescription only); or

8.20.2

in the case of an Appliance, does not contain such a product.

Excessive Prescribing28

8.21

The Contractor shall not prescribe drugs, medicines or Appliances whose cost or quantity, in relation to any Patient, is, by reason of the character of the drug, medicine or Appliance in question, in excess of that which was reasonably necessary for the proper treatment of that Patient.

Provision of Drugs, Medicines and Appliances for Immediate Treatment or Personal Administration29

8.22

The Contractor:

8.22.1

shall provide to a Patient any drug, medicine or Appliance, not being a Scheduled Drug, where such provision is needed for the immediate treatment of that Patient before a provision can otherwise be obtained; and

8.22.2

may provide to a Patient any drug, medicine or Appliance, not being a Scheduled Drug, which a person employed or engaged by the Contractor personally administers or applies to that Patient,  

28 Clause 8.21 is required by APMS Direction 5(1)(d)

29 Clause 8.22 is required by APMS Direction 5(1)(d)

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