9th Report, 2013 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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HC/S4/13/R9

9th Report, 2013 (Session 4)

Subordinate Legislation

Remit and membership

Remit:

To consider and report on health policy, the NHS in Scotland, anti poverty measures, equalities, sport and other matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy apart from those covered by the remit of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Membership:

Bob Doris (Deputy Convener)
Rhoda Grant
Richard Lyle
Mark McDonald
Aileen McLeod
Duncan McNeil (Convener)
Nanette Milne
Gil Paterson
Dr Richard Simpson

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Eugene Windsor

Senior Assistant Clerk
Rodger Evans

Assistant Clerk
Myer Cohen

Committee Assistant
Bryan McConachie

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] was laid before the Parliament on 9 September 2013. The instrument is subject to the affirmative procedure.

2. The Regulations protect the revenue generated through sponsorship by ensuring that companies who have paid for Commonwealth Games association rights have their commitment protected. These sponsors have exclusive rights to associate their brands with the Games and the regulations prevent 'ambush marketing' by non-sponsor organisations.

3. At its 28th meeting 2013, held on 1 October, the Health and Sport Committee considered the Regulations.

4. The Committee noted that the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee had not made any comments on the instrument.

5. The Committee took evidence on the instrument from the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport.

6. The Minister moved motion S4M-07761—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] be approved.

7. The motion was agreed to.

8. The National Health Service (Cross-Border Health Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 was laid before the Parliament on 30 August 2013. The instrument is subject to the affirmative procedure.

9. These Regulations which extend to Scotland, implement the requirements for national contact points and the reimbursement of charges set out in the Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (“the Directive”).

10. The Regulations amend the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (“the NHS Act”) to insert new sections 75BA and 75BB which will apply to the reimbursement of the cost of EEA treatment incurred on and after 25th October 2013.

11. At its 28th meeting 2013, held on 1 October, the Health and Sport Committee considered the Regulations.

12. The Committee noted that the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee had not made any comments on the instrument.

13. The Committee took evidence on the instrument from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being.

14. The Minister moved motion S4M-07760—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the National Health Service (Cross-Border Health Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] be approved.

15. The motion was agreed to.

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