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

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23.—(1) The SDPB shall, where it is satisfied that—

(a)a patient has been accepted by a contractor, other than a salaried dentist, under a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement or for treatment on referral, authorise the payments which, in accordance with the Scale of Fees, fall to be made by the Agency to the contractor in respect of such an arrangement or referral; or

(b)a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement has terminated, or treatment on referral has terminated or has been completed, authorise the Agency to cease such payments to the contractor.

(2) The SDPB shall, where it approves a claim for remuneration made by a contractor, other than a salaried dentist, in respect of—

(a)care and treatment under a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement;

(b)treatment on referral; or

(c)occasional treatment;

authorise in accordance with the Scale of Fees, the remuneration to be paid by the Agency to the contractor in respect of such care and treatment, treatment on referral, or occasional treatment.

(3) In any case falling within paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 (inability to complete treatment), the SDPB shall authorise the remuneration to be paid by the Agency to a contractor, other than a salaried dentist, in respect of the care and treatment or occasional treatment provided in accordance with the Scale of Fees, and without prejudice to the provisions of the National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2003(1).

(4) The Agency shall pay to a contractor, other than a salaried dentist, the remuneration—

(a)authorised by the SDPB under paragraphs (1)(a), (2) and (3); and

(b)(i)in the case of a dentist (who is a contractor) in accordance with Determinations III, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, Parts II and III of X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV of the Statement of Dental Remuneration; or,

(ii)in the case of a dental body corporate in accordance with Determinations VIII, IX Parts II and III of X, XI, XIV and XV of the Statement of Dental Remuneration.

(5) A Health Board shall pay to a person providing emergency dental services remuneration in accordance with Determination II of the Statement of Dental Remuneration.

(6) The SDPB may at its discretion in cases of orthodontic care and treatment, authorise payments on account pending completion of that care and treatment.

(7) Where the SDPB has authorised a payment to a pilot scheme provider for providing personal dental services to a patient, it shall not authorise any payment under these Regulations in relation to the same patient to the same pilot scheme provider, or to any dentist performing personal dental services in connection with that pilot scheme, unless the patient has been referred under these Regulations for treatment by way of personal dental services under that pilot scheme.

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