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Dentists Act 1984

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Schedule 7Transitional Provisions and Savings

General

1Where a period of time specified in an enactment repealed by this Act is current at the commencement of this Act, this Act shall have effect as if the corresponding provision thereof had been in force when that period began to run.

Elections and nominations

2Any election or nomination held or made before the commencement of this Act for the purposes of paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the Dentists Act 1983 shall have effect as if held or made for the purposes of Schedule 1 to this Act.

Registration

3(1)Nothing in the repeals made by this Act shall affect the continued registration in the register of any person who was duly registered in it immediately before the commencement of this Act; and where any such person was so registered under, or in pursuance of a direction under, any provision of the Dentists Act 1957 his registration shall have effect as if effected under, or in pursuance of a direction under, the corresponding provision of this Act.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1) above, in section 35 of this Act—

(a)subsection (3) extends to a person who was registered under section 2A of that Act when he was subject to a disqualifying decision within the meaning of section 35, and

(b)subsection (5) extends to a person whose registration was effected under the said section 2A.

Adaptation of references in enactments etc.

4(1)In any enactment or instrument passed or made before the commencement of this Act for any reference to the Disciplinary Committee of the Council there shall be substituted a reference to the Professional Conduct Committee.

(2)In any enactment or instrument passed or made before 1st January 1984 for any reference to ancillary dental workers, an ancillary dental worker or the Ancillary Dental Workers Committee there shall be substituted a reference to dental auxiliaries, a dental auxiliary or the Dental Auxiliaries Committee, respectively.

Proceedings pending before Disciplinary Committee

5For the purpose of the hearing and determination of any case or matter referred to the disciplinary Committee before the commencement of this Act, paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to the Dentists Act 1957 shall, notwithstanding the repeals made by this Act, apply in relation to the constitution and quorum of the Professional Conduct Committee as it applied in relation to the constitution and quorum of the Disciplinary Committee immediately before that commencement.

6For the purposes of—

(a)any case referred to the Disciplinary Committee under section 26 of the Dentists Act 1957 before the commencement of this Act, and any appeal or other proceedings arising out of any such case (including proceedings under section 44 of this Act),

(b)any case referred to that committee under Article 7 of the Dental Qualifications (EEC Recognition) Order 1980 before that commencement,

this Act, and any rules made under paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to this Act (and any rules made on or after 13th May 1983 and having effect as if made under that paragraph) shall have effect with the substitution for any reference to serious professional misconduct of a reference to infamous or disgraceful conduct in a professional respect.

Rules of procedure

7Any rules made by the Council before the commencement of this Act under section 27 of the Dentists Act 1957 and expressed to come into force at or after that commencement shall have effect as if made under paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to this Act, and sub-paragraph (4) of that paragraph shall apply to any such rules accordingly.

Restrictions on carrying on the business of dentistry

8Except in the case of a body corporate which—

(a)ceased to carry on the business of dentistry before 1st January 1984, but

(b)was again carrying on the business of dentistry on that date and had not ceased to carry on that business before the commencement of this Act,

section 43(5) of this Act applies to a body corporate ceasing to carry on the business of dentistry before that commencement as well as to one ceasing to do so thereafter.

9(1)Any reference in section 41(2) or 44 of this Act to an erasure or conviction under any provision of this Act includes a reference to an erasure or conviction under the corresponding provision of the Dentists Act 1957 or under the corresponding provision of any enactment repealed by that Act.

(2)But a body corporate shall not be liable under section 44 to be deprived of the right to carry on the business of dentistry in consequence of any erasure or conviction which took place before 4th July 1956.

(3)Notwithstanding the reproduction in sub-paragraph (1) above, in so far as it provides for subsection (6) of section 44 to have effect in relation to convictions taking place before 1st January 1984, of the effect of Article 2(2) of the Dentists Act 1983 (Transitional Provisions) Order 1983, any question as to the validity of the provisions of that sub-paragraph, in so far as it so provides, shall be determined as if those provisions were contained in a statutory instrument made under the power under which Article 2(2) was made.

Documents issued by Dented Board

10The reference in section 52(2) of this Act to any document issued by the Council shall include any document issued by the Dental Board dissolved in pursuance of the Dentists Act 1956. TABLE OF DERIVATIONS Notes:

1. The following abbreviations are used in this Table:—

1957 =The Dentists Act 1957 (c. 28).
1962R =The Recorded Delivery Service Act 1962 (c. 27).
1973 =The Dentists (Amendment) Act 1973 (c. 31).
1973C =The Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c 36).
1973N =The National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 (c. 32).
1975 =The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21).
1977 =The Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45).
1977N =The National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49).
1978N =The National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29).
1982 =The Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48).
1983 =The Dentists Act 1983 (c. 38).
1983M =The Medical Act 1983 (c. 54).
S.I. 1979 =The Irish Republic (Termination of 1927 Agreement) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/289).
S.I. 1980 =The Dental Qualifications (EEC Recognition) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/703).
S.I. 1980G =The Medical, Nursing and Dental Qualifications (EEC Recognition) (Greek Qualifications) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/1721).
S.I. 1982 =The Medical, Nursing, Dental and Veterinary Qualifications (EEC Recognition) Order 1982 (S.1.1982/1076).
S.1. 1983 =The Dentists Act 1983 (Transitional Provisions) Order 1983 (S.1.1983/1520).
R =The recommendation of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission contained in their Report (Cmnd. 9119) on this Bill.

2. The Table does not acknowledge against each of the enactments affected the effect of the following general amending provisions:—

(i) 1975 s. 289G and 1982 s. 46 (amendments relating to " the standard scale ");

(ii) 1983 s. 14(2) (adaptation of references to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Dental Council);

(iii) 1983 s, 26(2) (adaptation of references to ancillary dental workers etc.).

ProvisionDerivation
11957 s. 1, Sch. 1, para. 1; 1983 s. 2, Sch. 2, para. 2.
2(1)1957 ss. 8, 26(1), 45(1); 1983 s. 26(1), Sch. 2, para. 11(a).
(2)1983 s. 14(1).
(3)1957 ss. 8, 26(1), 45(2); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 11(a).
(4)1983 s. 17(1).
(5)1983 s. 17(3).
3(1), (2)1957 s. 3.
(3)1957 ss. 2(4), 3(1); 1983M Sch. 6, para. 4; S.I. 1979 Art. 2(d).
(4)1957 ss. 2(3), 50(1).
41957 s. 4; 1983 Sch. 2, para. 3.
51957 s. 5.
6(1)1957 s. 6.
(2)1983 s. 7.
71957 s. 2(2); 1983M Sch. 5, para. 1(a).
81957 s. 7(1); 1983 s. 8(2).
91957 s. 9; 1983 s. 9.
101957 s. 7(2); 1983 s. 8(3).
111957 s. 10; 1973 s. 1(1); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 4.
121957 s. 11.
131957 s. 8.
141957 s. 16(1)-(6).
15(1)1957 ss. 2(1), 2A(1), 12(1); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 5(a); S.I. 1980 Art. 3(1); S.I. 1982 Art. 4(1)(a).
(2)1957 ss. 2A(5), 14; 1983 Sch. 2, para. 7; S.I. 1980 Art. 3(1).
(3)1983 s. 3(1).
(4)1957 s. 12(1); 1983 s. 4(2).
(5)1983 s. 4(3).
(6)1957 s. 12(5); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 5(b).
16(1), (2)1957 s. 12(2), (3).
(3)1983 s. 12A(2), (3); 1983 s. 10.
(4)1957 ss. 12(4), 12A(1); 1983 s. 10.
(5)1957 s. 12A(4); 1983 s. 10.
(6)1957 s. 12(5); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 5(b)
(7)1957 s. 12(4).
17(1)1957 s. 13(1); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 6(a).
(2), (3)1983 s. 5(2).
(4)1957 s. 13(2).
(5)1957 s. 13(3); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 6(b)
181957 s. 17; 1973 s. 1(2).
19(1)1957 s. 18(1); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 8.
(2)1957 s. 18(2); 1983 s. 3(2).
(3)1957 s. 18(3).
(4)1957 s. 18(5).
201957 s. 19; 1983 Sch. 2, para. 9
211983 s. 6.
221957 s. 20.
23(1)-(4)1957 s. 21; 1983 s. 3(2).
(5)1983 s. 6.
241957 s. 22.
251957 s. 23.
261957 s. 15; 1975 s. 289F(8); 1982 s. 38(6); 1983 ss. 12(2), 31(2).
27(1)1957 ss. 25(1), 26(3); 1983 s. 15(1), (2).
(2), (3)1957 s. 26(2), (3).
(4)1957 s. 26(4); 1983 s. 15(3), Sch. 2, para. 11(b).
(5)1957 s. 25(4); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 10.
281983 s. 18.
29(1)1957 s. 29(1); 1983 ss. 15(3), 19(1).
(2)1957 s. 29(1); 1983 s. 19(2).
(3)1957 s. 29(1A); 1983 s. 19(3), Sch. 2, para. 13.
(4)1957 s. 29(2); 1983 s. 19(4).
30(1), (2)1957 s. 29(3), (4); 1983 s. 20(1), (2).
(3)-(7)1957 s. 29A; 1983 ss. 15(4), 20(3)-(7).
311983 s. 21.
321983 s. 16(1)-(8).
33(1)1957 s. 30A(1); 1983 ss. 15(5), 16(8), 22(1).
(2)
341957 s. 30.
35S.I. 1980 Art. 4.
36S.I. 1980 Art. 6.
371957 s. 33; 1983 s. 23(1).
381957 s. 34; 1975 s. 289A(1), Sch. 7A, para. 8; 1977 s. 30(1), Sch. 1, para. 11; 1983 ss. 23(2)(b), 31(1); S.I. 1980 Art. 6(5)(a).
391957 s. 35; 1975 s. 289A(1), Sch. 7A, para. 9; 1977 s. 30(1), Sch. 1, para. 12; 1983 s. 31(1); S.I. 1980 Art. 6(5)(a).
40(1)1957 s. 36(1).
(2)1957 s. 36(2); Secretary of State for Social Services Order 1968 (S.I. 1968/1699) Art. 4(5)(a); 1973C Sch. 5, para. 8(1); Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning (Dissolution) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/424 (N.I. 6)) Art. 4(1); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 15(b).
411957 s. 37; 1975 s. 289A(1), Sch. 7A, para. 10; 1977 s. 30(1), Sch. 1, para. 13; 1983 ss. 24, 31(1).
421957 s. 38; 1975 s. 289F(8); 1982 s. 38(6); 1983 s. 31(2).
43(1), (2)1957 s. 39(1); 1978 s. 17(2)(a).
(3)-(7)1957 s. 39(2)-(5); 1983 s. 25(1), Sch. 2, para. 16.
441957 s. 40(1)-(4), (6); 1983 s. 25(2), Sch. 2, para. 17.
451957 s. 41(1)-(3A), (6)-(9); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 18(1).
46(1)-(3)1957 s. 42(1)-(3).
(4), (5)1983 s. 27.
471957 s. 41(4), (5); 1975 s. 289F(8); 1982 s. 38(6); 1983 s. 31(2).
481957 s. 45(1), (3)-(5); 1983 s. 28.
49(1)1983 s. 29(1), (4); 1983M Sch. 5, para. 19.
(2)-(4)1983 s. 29(2), (3), (5).
501957 ss. 45(4), (5), 46; 1983 ss. 28, 30(2), (3), Sch. 2, para. 19.
511957 s. 47.
521957 s. 48.
53(1)1957 s. 50(1); 1983 Sch. 2, para. 20; S.I. 1980 Art. 6(5)(a).
(2)1957 s. 50(1).
(3)1957 s. 42(4); 1973N Sch. 4, para. 80; 1977N Sch. 15, para. 18; 1978N Sch. 16, para. 10; 1978 s. 17(2)(a).
(4)1983 s. 31(3).
54
55(1)
(2)
(3)1983 s. 34(3).
(4), (5)1983 s. 34(4).
56(1)
(2)1957 s. 52; 1983 s. 35(3).
Sch. 1
para. 11957 Sch. 1, para. 2; 1983 s. 1(2)-(4).
21957 Sch. 1, para. 3(1)-(4); 1983 s. 1(5), Sch. 2, para. 21.
31957 Sch. 1, para. 4; 1983 Sch. 2, para. 22.
41957 Sch. 1, para. 5; 1983 s. 1(6).
51957 Sch. 1, para. 6.
6(1)1957 Sch. 1, para. 7(1).
(2)1957 Sch. 1, para. 7(2); 1983 s. 1(7).
(3)1957 Sch. 1, para. 7(3).
(4)1957 Sch. 1, paras. 2(3), 7(3).
71957 Sch. 1, para. 8; 1983 Sch. 2, para. 23.
81957 Sch. 1, para. 9; 1983 s. 17(2).
91957 Sch. 1, para. 10; 1983 s. 11.
101957 Sch. 1, para. 11.
111957 Sch. 1, para. 12; 1983 s. 14(3).
121957 Sch. 1, para. 14; 1983 s. 26(3).
Sch. 2
Pt. I
para. 11957 s. 2A(4), (5); S.I. 1980 Art. 3(1).
21957 s. 2A(1); S.I. 1980 Art. 3(1); S.I. 1982 Art. 4(1)(a).
31957 s. 2A(2); S.I. 1980 Art. 3(1); S.I. 1982 Art. 4(1)(b).
41957 s. 2A(3); S.I. 1980 Art. 3(1); S.I. 1982 Art. 4(1)(c).
Pt.II1957 Sch. 1A; S.I. 1980 Art. 3(4); S.I. 1980G Art. 6.
Sch. 3
para. 11957 ss. 25(1), 27(1), 28(1), 46(1), (3); 1983 s. 15(1), Sch. 1, paras. 1(1), 7, Sch. 2, para. 19.
21957 s. 27; 1983 s. 15(3), Sch. 1, para. 1(1).
3(1)1983 Sch. 1, para. 1(2)(a).
(2)-(4)1983 Sch. 1, para. 2.
41957 s. 46(1)-(2A); 1983 s. 30(2), (3), Sch. 1, para..3.
5(1)-(4)1957 s. 28; 1983 Sch. 1, para. 1(1), Sch. 2, para. 12(b).
(5)R.
61983 Sch. 1, para. 1(2)(b).
71957 ss. 26(4), 29A(2); 1962 R s. 1(1); 1983 ss. 15(4), 16(8), Sch. 1, para. 4.
8(1), (2)1957 s. 30A(2); 1983 ss. 15(5), 16(8), Sch. 1, para. 5(1), (2).
(3)1983 Sch. 1, para. 5(3).
9(1)1957 s. 31(1).
(2)1957 s. 31(2); 1983 s. 16(9), Sch. 2, para. 14.
(3)1983 Sch. 1, para. 6.
Sch. 4
para. 1S.I. 1980 Arts. 2, 6(1).
2S.I. 1980 Art. 6(2), (3).
3S.I. 1980 Art. 6(4).
4S.1.1980 Art. 6(6).
5S.I. 1980 Art. 7; 1983 Sch. 2, para. 25.
Sch. 5
Sch. 6
Sch. 7
para. 1-3
4(1)1983 s. 14(2).
(2)1983 s. 26(2).
51983 Sch. 4, para. 4(1).
61983 Sch. 4, para. 4(2).
7
81983 Sch. 4, para. 6(1).
9(1)1983 Sch. 4, paras. 5, 6(2); S.I. 1983 Art. 2(2).
(2)1957 s. 40(5).
(3)
101957 s. 48(2).

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