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

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30.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), where a person declares that that person or a person for whom that person is responsible does not have to pay the charges prescribed by the National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2003(1) by virtue of either—

(a)entitlement to exemption under paragraph 2(4) or 3(4) of Schedule 11 to the Act; or

(b)entitlement to remission of such charges under regulation 3 or 5 of the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2003(2),

the contractor shall ask that person to produce satisfactory evidence in support of that declaration and where that person does not produce such evidence the contractor shall record that fact in the form claiming remuneration for the treatment of that person or the person for whom that person is responsible.

(2) Where, at the time of the declaration there is already available to the contractor satisfactory evidence of an entitlement to exemption from the charges on the grounds that the person in respect of whom the declaration is made is under 18 years of age, the obligations on the contractor specified in sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply.

(3) The contractor may appoint a member of the contractor’s staff to undertake the task set out in sub‑paragraph (1) on the contractor’s behalf, and where the contractor does so the contractor shall ensure that that staff member is given sufficient instruction to perform that task.

(1)

S.S.I. 2003/158, as amended by 2004/101, 2005/121 and 2006/131.

(2)

S.S.I. 2003/460, as amended by 2004/102.

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