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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st April 2003.

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

2.—(1) The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1996(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) for the definition of “salaried dentist” there is substituted–

“salaried dentist” means a dentist employed by a Health Board or primary care NHS trust who undertakes to provide general dental services at a health centre, hospital or from any vehicle or moveable facility;.

(3) In regulation 12 (removal from dental list on grounds of age)–

(a)for paragraph (2) substitute–

(b)in paragraph (3) for “paragraph (1) and (2)” in both places where the words appear substitute “paragraph (2)”.

(4) In regulation 22(1) (statement of dental remuneration) in the table at the end of column 1 and column 2 respectively, insert “XIV” and “Practice allowances”.

(5) In regulation 23(4)(b) (approval of payments) for “and IX” substitute “IX, Parts II and III of X, XI, XII, XIII and XIV”.

MALCOLM CHISHOLM

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

3rd March 2003