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

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4.—(1) Each Health Board shall prepare and maintain in accordance with these Regulations a list, called “the dental list”, of those persons—

(a)(i)who pursuant to the provisions of regulation 5 have undertaken to provide general dental services in the Health Board’s area; or

(ii)who are approved by the Health Board to assist in the provision of general dental services in the Health Board’s area; and

(b)who are not disqualified from inclusion in the dental list by virtue of—

(i)the provisions of sections 29B(2)(1), 30(2)(2), or (5)(3), 32A(3)(4) or 32B(1)(5) of the Act;

(ii)a corresponding decision;

(iii)being within a category of person specified in the provisions of regulation 7 (grounds for refusal of application);

(iv)regulation 26(1) (practitioner subject to inquiry) of the National Health Service (Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2004(6).

(2) The dental list shall be divided into two parts—

(a)the first part of which shall be of dentists and bodies corporate who have undertaken to provide general dental services under arrangements with the Health Board in terms of these Regulations; and

(b)the second part of which shall be of dentists who are approved by the Health Board to assist in the provision of such services.

(3) The first part of the dental list shall be further divided into two sub-parts—

(a)sub-part A of which shall comprise a list of dentists and bodies corporate who have undertaken to provide general dental services in the Health Board’s area; and

(b)sub-part B of which shall comprise a list of dentists and bodies corporate who have undertaken only to provide emergency dental services in the Health Board’s area.

(4) Sub‑part A of the first part of the dental list shall contain the following information:—

(a)the name of each person and the date on which the name was included in that part of the dental list;

(b)the addresses of all the practice premises in the Health Board’s area where each person has undertaken to provide general dental services, or in the case of a mobile surgery, the address to which correspondence in connection with such provision should be sent;

(c)details of the days on which and the hours between which general dental services will normally be available at such premises, or in the case of any mobile surgery particulars of the places regularly visited by the contractor and the times of such visits;

(d)the name of any other person in association with whom a person named on the dental list provides general dental services;

(e)in the case of a dentist, the date of that dentist’s first registration and any subsequent registrations as a dental practitioner in the register of dentists;

(f)in the case of a dentist, the dentist’s professional registration number, details of the dental qualification held by that dentist which entitled that dentist to be so registered, including the date on which the qualification was awarded and details of any other dental qualification held by the dentist specified in respect of that dentist in the register of dentists;

(g)whether a person named on the dental list provides only orthodontic treatment;

(h)whether there is access to the practice premises without the use of stairs;

(i)whether there is wheelchair access to the practice premises;

(j)whether each person named on that part of the dental list has indemnity cover against claims relating to the practice of dentistry including cover for other persons whose work that person directs, or who is employed or engaged by that person in relation to the provision of general dental services.

(5) Sub‑part B of the first part of the dental list shall contain the following information:—

(a)the name of each person and the date on which the name was included in that part of the dental list;

(b)in the case of a dentist, the date of that dentist’s first registration and any subsequent registrations as a dental practitioner in the register of dentists;

(c)in the case of a dentist, the dentist’s professional registration number, details of the dental qualification held by that dentist which entitled that dentist to be so registered, including the date on which the qualification was awarded and details of any other dental qualification held by the dentist specified in respect of that dentist in the register of dentists;

(d)the address(es) of the hospital or premises at which the dentist or body corporate will provide emergency dental services in the Health Board’s area;

(e)whether each person named on that part of the dental list has indemnity cover against claims relating to the practice of dentistry, including cover for other persons who are employed or engaged by that person in relation to the provision of emergency dental services.

(6) The second part of the dental list shall contain the following information:—

(a)the name of each dentist and the date on which the name was included in that part of the dental list;

(b)the professional registration number of the dentist;

(c)the date of the dentist’s first registration and any subsequent registrations as a dental practitioner in the register of dentists;

(d)details of the dental qualification held by the dentist which entitled that dentist to be so registered, including the date on which the qualification was awarded and details of any other dental qualification held by the dentist specified in respect of that dentist in the register of dentists; and

(e)whether the dentist assists in the provision of orthodontic treatment only.

(1)

Section 29B(2) was added by the 1999 Act, section 58, and amended by the 2002 Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 2, the 2004 Act, Schedule 1, paragraph 1, and the 2005 Act, section 26(4) and Schedule 3.

(2)

Section 30(2) was substituted by the 1999 Act, section 58 and amended by the 2005 Act, Schedule 3.

(3)

Section 30(5) was substituted by the 1999 Act, section 58 and amended by the 2005 Act, Schedule 3.

(4)

Section 32A(3) was inserted by the National Health Service (Amendment) Act 1995 (c.31), section 8, amended by the 1999 Act, section 65 and Schedule 4, paragraph 51 and the 2005 Act, Schedule 3.

(5)

Section 32B(1) was substituted by the 1999 Act, section 65 and Schedule 4, paragraph 52, and the 2005 Act, Schedule 3.

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