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

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3.—(1) The arrangements which a Health Board is required by section 25 of the Act to make for the provision of general dental services shall incorporate—

(a)in the case of a contractor (other than a salaried dentist) undertaking to provide general dental services (other than emergency dental services) the terms of service contained in Parts I, II, III, IV and V of Schedule 1;

(b)in the case of a dentist undertaking to provide general dental services (other than emergency dental services) as a salaried dentist, the terms of service contained in Parts I, II, III, IV and VI of Schedule 1;

(c)in the case of the provision of emergency dental services, the terms of service contained in Parts I and III, paragraphs 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 31 of Part IV and paragraphs 46(1), 47(1) and 48 of Part VI of Schedule 1; and

(d)in the case of a dentist or contractor (as the case may be) who has indicated in its application that it will only provide orthodontic treatment, the terms of services which apply to them in (a), (b) or (c), but only insofar as they are relevant to the provision of orthodontic treatment.

(2) A contractor shall ensure that any dentist employed or engaged by it to provide or assist in the provision of general dental services shall comply with the terms of service referred to in paragraph (1); any breach of the terms of service by such a dentist shall be deemed to be a breach of the terms of service by that contractor.

(3) A Health Board may, after consultation with an area dental committee and with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, make special arrangements with a contractor whereby the contractor undertakes to provide general dental services throughout a part of the Health Board’s area specified in the arrangements, at suitable centres in the area or at the homes of persons requiring such services.

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