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Dentists Act 1984

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Part IICommittees of the Council

The Education Committee

9(1)The Education committee shall consist of—

(a)the President,

(b)at least eight other members of the Council (who shall all be registered dentists), and

(c)those persons who are only members of the Council for the limited purposes set out in paragraph 1(3) above.

(2)The Committee shall appoint a registered dentist to be chairman from among the members of the Committee.

The Preliminary Proceedings Committee

10The Preliminary Proceedings Committee shall consist of the President and five other members of the Council of whom one shall be a person who is not a registered dentist, but the President may appoint for the consideration of any particular case one or two members of the Council to be additional members of the Committee, notwithstanding that the membership of the Committee is thereby raised to seven or eight.

The Professional Conduct Committee

11(1)The Professional Conduct Committee shall consist of the President and ten other members of the Council of whom at least—

(a)five shall be elected members of the Council, and

(b)two shall be neither elected members nor registered dentists.

(2)A member of the Preliminary Proceedings Committee (other than the President of the Council) shall not at the same time be a member of the Professional Conduct Committee.

(3)At any meeting of the Professional Conduct Committee the President of the Council, or in his absence such member of the Committee as the Committee may choose, shall be chairman.

(4)All acts of the Professional Conduct Committee shall be decided by a majority of the members present at any meeting

(5)The quorum for a meeting of the Professional Conduct Committee shall be seven, of whom at least—

(a)two shall be elected members of the Council, and

(b)one shall be neither an elected member nor a registered dentist.

The Dental Auxiliaries Committee

12(1)The Dental Auxiliaries Committee shall consist of—

(a)the President;

(b)at least eight (but not more than ten) other members of the Council, being either elected or nominated members or persons within paragraph 1(2)(b) above; and

(c)nine persons not within paragraph (a) or (b) of this sub-paragraph.

(2)At least two of the members referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above shall not be registered dentists.

(3)Three of the nine members referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(c) above shall be appointed by the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health in England and Wales and Scotland and the head of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland acting jointly, and two of the three so appointed shall be registered dentists who are or have been employed in the course of tile provision of national health services.

(4)The three members so appointed and their successors shall retire together at the end of successive three-year periods, and an appointment made in the course of one of those periods to fill a casual vacancy shall be for the remainder of that period.

(5)The other six of the nine members referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(c) above shall be elected by members of all the classes of dental auxiliaries established by regulations under this Act in such manner and at such intervals as may be provided by rules made by the Council.

(6)The Council shall pay to members of the Committee who are not members of the Council allowances and fees at the same rates as in the case of those who are members of the Council.

(7)The chairman of the Committee shall be chosen by the Committee from among the members of the Committee who are registered dentists.

(8)The Committee may appoint a sub-committee, which shall consist of not more than nine members, to deal with disciplinary questions connected with members of a class of dental auxiliaries.

(9)The member of the Council referred to in paragraph 1(2)(d) above shall be elected by the Committee from among its members who have been elected under sub-paragraph (5) above; and a person so elected shall cease to be a member of the Council if he ceases to be a member of the Committee or when the term of office of elected members of the Council next expires in accordance with paragraph 2(1) above, whichever first occurs.

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