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General Dental Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2003 No. 135

HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES

General Dental Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Made

5th March 2003

Coming into operation

1st April 2003

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 61(1), (2) and (2AA), 106 and 107(6) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(2) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, and in conjunction with the Department of Finance and Personnel and after consultation with such organisations as appeared to the Department to be representative of the dental profession as required by Article 61(4) of the Order, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the General Dental Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2003.

(2) In these Regulations –

“the principal Regulations” means the Health and Personal Social Services General Dental Services Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(3).

Amendment of regulation 9 of the principal Regulations

2.  Regulation 9 of the principal Regulations (removal from dental list on grounds of age) shall be amended as follows –

(a)paragraph (1) is revoked;

(b)for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following –

(2) A Board shall, on 1st April 2003 and in each successive year thereafter, remove from the dental list the name of any dentist included in that list who has attained the age of 70 during the period of 12 months ending on 1st April in that year; and

(c)in paragraphs (3) and (4) the expression “(1) or” after the word “paragraph”, in each of the three places where it occurs, shall be deleted.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 5th March 2003.

L.S.

Dr. J. F. Livingstone

Senior Officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 5th March 2003.

L.S.

R. Scott

Senior Officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations further amend the Health and Personal Social Services General Dental Services Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993 (“the principal Regulations”) which regulate the terms on which general dental services are provided under the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972.

Regulation 2 amends the principal Regulations by changing the age at which a dentist must be removed from the dental list from 65 to 70 years of age.

(1)

See S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1), Article 3(6)

(2)

S.I. 1972/1265 (N.I. 14); relevant amending Instruments are Article 13 of S.I. 1978/1907 (N.I. 26); Articles 30, 34, 35 and Part I of Schedule 5 to, and Part I of Schedule 6 to, S.I 1991/194 (N.I. 1); and S.I. 1997/1177(N.I. 7)

(3)

S.R. 1993 No. 326 to which there are amendments not relevant to these regulations

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