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The National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Charges for other dental services

3.—(1) Subject to section 71(1)(b) and (c) of, and paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 11 to, the Act(1) and to section 20(6) of the 1997 Act (which provide for circumstances in which no charge may be made) and to paragraph (2), a charge of the amount provided for by regulation 4 may be made and recovered in respect of the provision of services as part of general dental services or under a pilot scheme.

(2) No charge shall be made and recovered under paragraph (1) in respect of–

(a)the supply of a dental appliance described in regulation 2(1);

(b)a visit by a dental practitioner to a patient;

(c)the opening by a dental practitioner of the practitioner’s surgery outside the practitioner’s normal opening hours in order to provide treatment in an emergency;

(d)the attendance at the surgery of a dental practitioner providing treatment in an emergency of a medical practitioner or of another dental practitioner, specifically with a view to the administration of sedation in connection with treatment in an emergency; or

(e)treatment (including treatment under a pilot scheme) in the circumstances described in paragraph 7 (repair or replacement of restorations), 13(2) (treatment on referral) or 17(4) (occasional treatment) of Schedule 1 (terms of service) to the 1996 Regulations(2).

(1)

Paragraph 3(4) was amended by the 1980 Act, section 26(2) and Schedule 5, paragraph 7(2).

(2)

Paragraph 7 was amended by S.I. 1998/2224.

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