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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Provision of dental services: Article 15B arrangementsN.I.

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5  (1)  The Order of 1972 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In Article 15B (provision for primary medical services and personal dental services)—

(a)in the cross-heading and heading that precede the Article, for “personal dental services” substitute “ primary dental services ”;

(b)in paragraphs (1)(b), (2)(a) and (b)(i) and (4), for “personal dental services”, in each place where those words occur, substitute “ primary dental services ”;

(c)omit paragraphs (3) and (6).

(3) In Article 15C (persons with whom arrangements under Article 15B may be made), for sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (1) substitute—

(c)in the case of an agreement under which primary dental services are provided—

(i)a dental practitioner who satisfies the prescribed conditions;

(ii)a health care professional who satisfies the prescribed conditions;

(iii)an individual who is providing services—

(A)under a general dental services contract; or

(B)in accordance with Article 15B arrangements, section 28C arrangements or section 17C arrangements;

or has so provided them within such period as may be prescribed;.

(4) In paragraph (1A) of that Article, for the words from “or” to “sub-paragraph (d),” substitute “ (c)(iii) or (d) ”.

(5) In paragraph (2) of that Article—

(a)in the definition of “[F1HSC employee]”—

(i)in paragraph (bb), after “contract” insert “ or a general dental services contract ”, and

(ii)omit paragraph (c);

(b)omit the definition of “qualifying dental practitioner”.

(6) In Article 15D (regulations concerning Article 15B arrangements)—

(a)in the heading, for “personal dental services”, substitute “ primary dental services ”; and

(b)in paragraph (2), omit sub-paragraph (b) and the definition of “practitioner”.

(7) In paragraphs (3)(ca) and (3E) of that Article, after “services” insert “ or primary dental services ”.

(8) In paragraph (3C) of that Article, after “contract” insert “ or a general dental services contract ”.

(9) In paragraph (6) of that Article—

(a)for “personal dental services” substitute “ primary dental services ”, and

(b)omit the words from “(whether” to “otherwise)”.

(10) Article 15F (right to choose dental practitioner) shall cease to have effect.

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