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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 57

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001

Made

1st March 2001

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

5th March 2001

Coming into force

1st April 20

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(5), 25(1) and (2), 105(7) and 108(1) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 1st April 2001.

Amendment of the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

2.—(1) Schedule 4 of the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1996(2) (prior approval of care and treatment) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part II, in each of paragraphs 1 and 2, for “£230” there is substituted “£260”.

SUSAN C DEACON

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

1st March 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/177) ("the principal Regulations"), which provide for arrangements under which dentists provide general dental services as part of the National Health Service in Scotland.

Regulation 2 amends Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations to increase from £230 to £260 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 Scottish Dental Practice Board.

(1)

1978 c. 29; section 25(2) was amended by the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49) (“the 1988 Act”), Schedule 2, paragraph 11 and by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), section 40(2) and Schedule 9, paragraph 19(6) and was extended by the 1988 Act, section 17; section 28A was inserted by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8) (“the 1999 Act”), section 57; section 105(7) which contains provisions relevant to the making of regulations, was amended by the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53), Schedule 6, paragraph 5 and Schedule 7, by the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41), Schedule 9, paragraph 24, and by the 1999 Act, Schedule 4, paragraph 60; section 108(1) contains definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

S.I. 1996/177; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1998/1663

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