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

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Transfer of continuing care and capitation arrangements

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18.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) where the name of a dentist or body corporate who is providing care and treatment for patients under continuing care arrangements or capitation arrangements ceases to be included in sub-part A of the first part of the dental list, or such a dentist or body corporate is suspended by direction of the Tribunal or suspended by the Health Board, the Health Board may, after consultation with the area dental committee and with the agreement of the patients concerned, make arrangements with one or more dentists or bodies corporate whose names are included in sub-part A of the first part of the dental list for the continuing care arrangements or capitation arrangements to be transferred to that or those dentists or bodies corporate.

(2) Where the name of a dentist who has died remains on sub-part A of the first part of its dental list under regulation 12(2), the Health Board shall, subject to the agreement of the patients concerned, make arrangements with the dentist or body corporate appointed by the dentist’s personal representatives for the care and treatment under any continuing care arrangements or capitation arrangements entered into by the deceased dentist to be provided by that dentist or body corporate.

(3) Where a suspension by direction of the Tribunal or suspension by the Health Board ceases to have effect and the suspended dentist or body corporate continues to be included in sub-part A of the first part of its dental list, the Health Board shall make arrangements for any continuing care arrangements or capitation arrangements transferred under paragraph (1) to be transferred back to the original dentist or body corporate, subject to the agreement of the patients concerned.

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