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General Dental Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Amendment of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

6.—(1) Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (terms of service for dentists) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 25 (records)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)—

  • before “record” the first time it appears, there shall be inserted “full, accurate and contemporaneous”;

(b)in sub paragraph (2) after “records,” there shall be inserted “forms,”;

(c)for sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted—

(3) The dentist shall, during the period in which he holds any records, forms, radiographs, photographs and study models referred to in sub-paragraph (1)—

(i)produce them on request to a dental officer of the relevant Board or a referral dental officer for inspection; or

(ii)send them to a referral dental officer, the Committee, the Agency or the Board within 14 days of being required to do so by a referral dental officer, the Committee, the Agency or the Board..

(3) After paragraph 27 there shall be inserted—

Completion of claim forms

27A.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), where a person declares that he or a person for whom he is responsible does not have to pay the charges prescribed by the Health and Personal Social Services Dental Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(1) by virtue of either—

(a)entitlement to exemption under sub-paragraph (6) of paragraph 1AA of Schedule 15 to the Order(1); or

(b)entitlement to remission of such charges under regulation 3 or 5 of the Health and Personal Social Services Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(2)

the dentist shall ask that person to produce to him satisfactory evidence in support of that declaration and where that person does not produce such evidence the dentist shall record that fact in his form claiming remuneration for the treatment of that person or the person for whom that person is responsible.

(2) Where, at the time of the declaration there is already available to the dentist satisfactory evidence of an entitlement to exemption from the charges on the grounds that the person in respect of whom the declaration is made is under 18 years of age, the obligations on the dentist specified in sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply.

(3) The dentist may appoint a member of his staff to undertake the task set out in sub-paragraph (1) on his behalf, and where he does so he shall ensure that that staff member is given sufficient instruction to enable him to perform that task..

(4) After paragraph 37 there shall be inserted—

37A.  Where care and treatment is given by an assistant, the dentist or assistant shall complete a claim for remuneration in respect of that care and treatment which—

(a)is separate from any claim form in respect of care and treatment given by the dentist personally; and

(b)identifies the assistant by whom the care and treatment was given and his status as an assistant..

(1)

Paragarph 1AA was inserted by Article 26 of S.I. 1997/1177(N.I. 7)

(2)

S.R. 1989 No. 348; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1993 No. 161, S.R. 1995 No. 138 and S.R. 1999 No. 16

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