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

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19.—(1) A Health Board may make arrangements with any dentist or body corporate whose name is included in any part of its dental list for the provision of emergency dental services in urgent cases at a hospital or premises of the Health Board or any other premises approved by the Health Board when contractors in the Health Board’s area are not normally available to provide general dental services.

(2) For the purpose of section 25(3)(b) of the Act a Health Board may pay to a dentist remuneration which consists wholly or mainly of a sessional fee where the dentist provides emergency dental services.

(3) In this regulation an “urgent case” means any circumstances in which, in the opinion of a dentist, a patient needs immediate treatment for an acute condition.

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