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The Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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14.—(1) In the Dental Services Regulations:

(a)in regulation 2 (interpretation) for the definition of “the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations” substitute—

“the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations” means the Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016;

(b)in regulation 23(1)(b) (recovery of overpayments) and 29(b)(1) (overpayments) for “the Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014” substitute “the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations”.

(c)in Schedule 2 (terms of service for dentists)—

(i)for paragraph 2(b) substitute—

(b)so much of the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations as relates to—

(i)the investigation of questions arising between dentists and their patients, and other investigations to be made by the Regional Board, and the action which may be taken by the Regional Board as a result of any such investigation,

(ii)any decision of the Department (whether on appeal or otherwise) in connection with any investigation referred to in head (i) or with any decision of the Regional Board, and

(iii)the investigation of record keeping;;

(ii)for paragraph 28(6)(b)(ii) substitute—

(ii)that the Regional Board has no objection,;

(2) In the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations

(a)in regulation 2 (interpretation)—

(i)for the definition of “Disciplinary Procedures Regulations” substitute—

“the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations” means the Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016;

(ii)omit the definition of the “joint discipline committee”;

(iii)omit the definition of the “pharmaceutical discipline committee”

(b)in regulation 16(2) (claims and overpayments) in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “the Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014” substitute “the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations”;

(c)in Schedule 2 (general) for paragraph 1(1)(c) substitute—

(c)so much of the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations as relates to—

(i)the investigation of questions arising between chemists and persons receiving pharmaceutical services and other investigations to be made by the Regional Board and the action which may be taken by the Regional Board as a result of such investigations; and

(ii)appeals to the Department from decisions of the Regional Board.;

(3) In the Ophthalmic Services Regulations

(a)in regulation 2 (interpretation), in the appropriate place, insert—

“the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations” means the Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016;

(b)for regulation 14(3) (payment for services), in sub-paragraph (3)(b) for “regulation 2(5) of the Health and Social Care (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014” substitute “regulation 2(5) of the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations”;

(c)in Schedule 1 (terms of service) for paragraph 2(b)(i) substitute—

(b)so much of the Disciplinary Procedures Regulations as relates to—

(i)the investigation of questions arising between contractors and their patients, other investigations to be made by the Regional Board, and the action which may be taken by the Regional Board as a result of such investigations, including the withholding of remuneration from a contractor where there has been a breach of the terms of service;.

(1)

Regulations 23(1)(b) and 29(b) were amended by regulation 14 of S.R. 2014 No. 267

(2)

Regulation 16 was amended by regulation 15 of S.R. 2014 No. 267

(3)

Regulation 14 was amended by regulation 16 of S.R. 2014 No. 267 and regulation 7 of S.R. 2015 No. 205

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