National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

F1[ 17G Right to choose dental practitioner.S

(1)Provision shall be made in regulations for conferring a right on any person to choose the dental practitioner from whom he is to receive primary dental services, subject to the consent of the practitioner concerned.

(2)The regulations shall, in particular, prescribe the procedure for choosing a practitioner.

(3)The regulations may, in particular, provide that the right to choose a dental practitioner conferred by the regulations shall, in the case of such persons as may be specified in the regulations, be exercised on their behalf by other persons so specified.

(4) In this section “ primary dental services ” means dental services which are—

(a)provided, in accordance with section 17C arrangements, as personal dental services; or

(b)provided under Part II as general dental services.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 17G inserted (1.10.1998) by 1997 c. 46, s. 24(2); S.I. 1998/1998, art. 2(2)(a), Sch. 1