Supplementary Order Paper No 265

Clause 3

In clause 3, replace the definition of independent medical practitioner (page 3, lines 17 and 18) with:

independent medical practitioner means a medical practitioner who is independent of an attending medical practitioner and the person, being a medical practitioner who is not associated with either the attending medical practitioner or the person—

(a)

in a financial manner;

(b)

in a closely shared professional manner, for example practising medicine (including, for the avoidance of doubt, doing any thing authorised or required under this Act) within the same medical practice or sharing premises; or

(c)

in any personal capacity.