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The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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14.—(1) Where a Health Board decides to—

(a)refuse to admit a dentist or body corporate to its dental list on the grounds specified in regulation 7;

(b)suspend a dentist or body corporate from its dental list, or end a suspension under regulation 11; or

(c)remove a dentist or body corporate from its dental list on the grounds specified in regulation 12,

the Health Board shall notify the bodies specified in paragraph (2), and shall additionally notify those specified in paragraph (3), if requested to do so by those persons or bodies in writing, of the matters set out in paragraph (4).

(2) A Health Board shall, within 7 days, notify a decision under paragraph (1) to—

(a)the Scottish Ministers;

(b)the Agency;

(c)any other Health Board or equivalent body which, to the knowledge of the notifying Health Board—

(i)has that dentist or body corporate on any list or equivalent list;

(ii)is considering an application by that dentist or body corporate for inclusion in any list or equivalent list; or

(iii)is investigating an allegation against that dentist or body corporate;

(d)the Secretary of State;

(e)the National Assembly for Wales;

(f)the Northern Ireland Executive;

(g)the General Dental Council or any other appropriate licensing or regulatory body;

(h)NHS Education for Scotland.

(3) The persons or bodies to be additionally notified in accordance with paragraph (1) are—

(a)persons or bodies which can establish that they are employing that dentist, or using the services of that dentist or body corporate to provide or assist with the provision of general dental services;

(b)a body corporate which provides general dental services and which can establish that the dentist or body corporate is one of the body of persons which governs or controls the body corporate.

(4) The matters referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)the name of the dentist or body corporate;

(b)the professional registration number of the dentist;

(c)a copy of the Health Board’s decision; and

(d)a contact name of a person in the Health Board for further enquiries.

(5) The Health Board shall send the dentist or body corporate a copy of any information provided to the persons or bodies listed in paragraphs (2) or (3), and any correspondence with such persons or bodies.

(6) Where the Health Board has notified any of the persons or bodies specified in paragraphs (2) or (3) of the matters set out in paragraph (4), it may, in addition, if requested by that person or body, notify that person or body of any information that was considered by the Health Board, including any representations from the dentist or body corporate (as the case may be).

(7) A Health Board may disclose information about a dentist or body corporate supplied to it or acquired by the Health Board pursuant to these Regulations, or about references by the Health Board to the Tribunal, to any of the following:—

(a)the Scottish Ministers;

(b)the Agency;

(c)any other Health Board or equivalent body, which—

(i)has the person to whom the information relates on any list or equivalent list;

(ii)is considering an application from such a person for inclusion in any list or equivalent list; or

(iii)is investigating an allegation against that person;

(d)the Secretary of State;

(e)the National Assembly for Wales;

(f)the Northern Ireland Executive;

(g)the General Dental Council or any other licensing or regulatory body;

(h)persons or bodies which can establish that they are employing that person or using the services of that person for the provision, or assistance with the provision, of general dental services;

(i)a body corporate which provides general dental services, and can establish that the person is one of the body of persons which governs or controls the body corporate;

(j)NHS Education for Scotland.

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