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General Dental Services (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2003 No. 325

HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES

General Dental Services (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Made

8th July 2003

Coming into operation

1st August 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 No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 1st August 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 the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3)

(2) In regulation 19(1) (Statement of Dental Remuneration), in column (2) of the Table, for “Vocational training allowances” there shall be substituted “Vocational training allowances/General professional training allowances” and for “Maternity payments” there shall be substituted “Maternity, paternity and adoption leave payments”.

(3) In Part II of Schedule 5 (Prior approval treatment), in each of paragraphs 1 and 2, for “£270” there shall be substituted “£280”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 8th July 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 8th July 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 (2) amends the Table in regulation 19(1) of the principal Regulations to add General professional training allowances and paternity payments and adoption leave payments to matters in relation to which a determination on dental remuneration may be made.

Regulation 2(3) amends Schedule 5 to the principal Regulations to increase (from £270 to £280) the amount specified as the maximum cost, or likely cost, of care and treatment which a dentist may undertake without seeking the prior approval of the Dental Committee.

(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; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2001 Nos. 2 and 309, and S.R. 2002 No. 171

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