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Dentists Act 1984

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

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Schedule 1The Council and Committees of the Council : Supplementary Provisions

Part IThe Council

Constitution

1(1)The Council shall consist of the President and twenty-nine other members, together with the members nominated under this Part of this Schedule by the authorities who are for the time being dental authorities.

(2)Of those twenty-nine members of the Council—

(a)eighteen shall be elected by registered dentists from among themselves;

(b)four shall be the persons who are for the time being the chief dental officers of each of the Department of Health and Social Security, the Welsh Office and the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the chief dental officer to the Secretary of State for Scotland ;

(c)six, who shall not be registered dentists and of whom three shall be chosen for England and one for each of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, shall be nominated by Her Majesty on the advice of Her Privy Council; and

(d)one shall be elected in accordance with paragraph 12(9) below;

and of the remaining members, all of whom shall be registered dentists, the University of London (so long as it is a dental authority) shall nominate two, and every other authority which is for the time being a dental authority shall nominate one.

(3)In addition there shall be three persons nominated by the General Medical Council from among members of that Council who shall act and vote as members of the General Dental Council in connection with dental education and examinations, but who, except as otherwise expressly provided by this sub-paragraph or any other provision of this Act, shall not be treated as members of the General Dental Council for the purposes of this Act.

Election and nomination of members

2(1)The period for which those elected as members of the Council shall hold office shall end with 30th September 1986, and at the end of that day, and at the end of each succeeding period of five years, all the persons who are then elected members of the Council shall retire together, and elections shall be held accordingly before the end of each of the said periods.

(2)An election shall be held to fill a casual vacancy among the elected members if, and only if, the vacancy occurs more than twelve months before the beginning of the following five-year period.

(3)Of the eighteen elected members—

(a)fourteen shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in England, the Me of Man or the Channel Islands;

(b)one shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in Wales;

(c)two shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in Scotland; and

(d)one shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in Ireland.

(4)Elections under this paragraph shall be conducted in accordance with rules made by the Council which shall include provision—

(a)for nominations being made by registered dentists;

(b)for the use of voting papers and for voting by post.

3(1)The period for which those nominated as members of the Council shall hold office shall end with 30th September 1989. and at the end of that day, and at the end of each succeeding period of five years, all the persons who are then nominated members of the Council shall retire together; and nominations shall be made accordingly before the end of each of the said periods.

(2)A nomination shall be made to fill a casual vacancy among the nominated members whenever it occurs.

(3)In this paragraph references to nominated members include members nominated by the General Medical Council for the limited purposes set out in paragraph 1(3) above.

(4)Where in the course of one of the periods referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above an authority becomes for the first time a dental authority, the right of that authority to nominate a member of the Council shall be postponed until the end of that period.

4(1)The Council shall elect a registered dentist as President from among the persons who are for the time being members of the Council.

(2)If the President when he takes office is an elected or nominated member of the Council he shall thereupon cease to be such a member, and the Council shall accordingly take the appropriate steps to till die vacancy so created.

(3)The period for which the President shall hold office shall be the period for which a nominated member of the Council taking office at the same time as the President would hold office. 5 A person shall not be disqualified for being elected or nominated as a member of the Council or for being elected as President of the Council by reason of having already served as a member or, as the case may be, as President

General powers of Council

6(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule, the Council shall have power to do any thing which in their opinion is calculated to facilitate the proper discharge of their functions.

(2)The Council shall, in particular, have power to pay to their members (including those nominated by the General Medical Council) such fees and such travelling, subsistence or other allowances as they may determine.

(3)The powers of the Council and of any of the Council's committees may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy.

(4)No proceedings of the Council or of any of the Council's committees shall be invalidated by any defect in the appointment of a member, and no proceedings of the Council shall be invalid by reason of any member nominated by the General Medical Council having acted or voted in a manner not permitted by paragraph 1(3) above.

7(1)The Council may, after paying their expenses, including the payments authorised under this Schedule to be made to their members and the salaries or remuneration of their officers, allocate any money received by them (whether by way of fees or otherwise) to purposes connected with dental education and research or any other public purposes connected with the profession of dentistry in such manner as they may think fit.

(2)The Council shall keep accounts of all sums received or paid by them under this Act, and the accounts shall be audited in the manner prescribed by regulations made by the Privy Council and shall be published annually and laid before Parliament

8(1)The Council may make rules—

(a)for regulating the proceedings (including quorum) of the Council,

(b)for delegating, subject to the provisions of this Act, to committees, including the committees referred to in Part II of this Schedule, functions of the Council, and

(c)subject as aforesaid, for appointing the members and regulating the proceedings (including quorum) of any committees, including the committees referred to in Part II of this Schedule and any sub-committees.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1) above, rules may be made under that sub-paragraph with respect to the appointment of members to, and the proceedings (including quorum) of, the Health Committee referred to in section 2(4) of this Act.

(3)The power conferred by sub-paragraph (1) above shall also include power to make rules as to the procedure to be followed and rules of evidence to be observed in proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee (other than proceedings under section 27 of this Act); but rules under this sub-paragraph shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council contained in a statutory instrument, and before making any such rules the Council shall consult such bodies of persons representing dentists as appear to the Council requisite to be consulted.

(4)Nothing in this paragraph shall authorise the Council to delegate any power of making rules or regulations under any other provision of this Act

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.

Schedule 2European Dental Qualifications

Part IAppropriate European Diplomas

1(1)In this Part of this Schedule—

  • "competent authority" means an authority or body designated by a member State in accordance with Community council Directive No. 78/686/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of the formal qualifications of practitioners of dentistry;

  • "the Dental Training Directive" means Community Council Directive No. 78/687/EEC concerning the co-ordination of provisions in respect of activities of dental practitioners ;

  • " the implementation date", in relation to a member State, means the date on which that State implemented the Dental Training Directive; and

  • " scheduled European diploma " means a qualification specified in Part II of this Schedule.

(2)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule a member State is to be regarded as having implemented die Dental Training Directive on the date notified to the Commission as that on which it did so.

2Subject to paragraphs 3 and 4 below, the following diplomas are appropriate European diplomas for the purposes of section 15(1)(b) of this Act, namely—

(a)any scheduled European diploma in dentistry granted in a member State on or after the implementation date which is not evidence of training commenced by the holder before that date; and

(b)any diploma in dentistry granted in a member State before the implementation date or on or after that date where training of which that diploma is evidence was commenced by the holder before that date.

3A scheduled European diploma granted in a member State before the implementation date or on or after that date where training of which the diploma is evidence was commenced by the holder before that date is not an appropriate European diploma for the said purposes unless the holder either—

(a)satisfies the registrar (by means of a certificate of the competent authority of that State or otherwise) that the diploma guarantees that his training satisfies the requirements laid down by the Dental Training Directive; or

(b)produces to the registrar a certificate of the competent authority of any member State that he has lawfully practised dentistry for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate.

4A diploma granted in a Member State before the implementation date or on or after that date where training of which that diploma is evidence was commenced by the holder before that date (and not being, in either case, a scheduled European diploma) is not an appropriate European diploma for the said purposes unless the holder produces to the registrar such a certificate as is mentioned in paragraph 3(b) above.

Part IIScheduled European Diplomas

Belgium

" Diplôme légal de licencié en science dentaire/wettelijk diploma van licentiaat in de tandheelkunde " (the official diploma of graduate in dental science), awarded by the university faculties of medicine, or by the Central Board or by the State boards of university examiners.

Denmark

" Bevis for tandlaegeeksamen (kandidateksamen) " (official diploma certifying that the holder has passed the examination in dentistry), issued by schools of dentistry together with the document issued by the ' Sundhedsstyrelsen' (State Board of Health) certifying that he has worked as an assistant for the required length of time.

France

1. " Diplôme d'État de chirurgien-dentiste" (State diploma of dental surgeon), awarded until 1973 by the university faculties of medicine or the university joint faculties of medicine and pharmacy.

2. "Diplôme d'État de docteur en chirurgie dentaire" (State diploma of doctor of dental surgery), awarded by the universities.

Germany

1. "Zeugnisüber die zahnärztliche Staatsprüfung" (the State examination certificate in dentistry), awarded by the competent authorities.

2. The certificates from the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany stating that the diplomas awarded after 8th May 1945 by the competent authorities of the German Democratic Republic are recognised as equivalent to those listed in sub-paragraph 1 above.

Greece

"πτυχίο οδοντιατρικής τοϋ Πανεπιστημίου" (degree in dentistry of a University).

Republic of Ireland

The diploma of:

—Bachelor in Dental Science (B.DentSc.),

—Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), or

—Licentiate in Dental Surgery (LDS),

awarded by the universities or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Italy

The diploma the tide of which will be notified by Italy to the member States and to the Commission in accordance with Community Council Directive No. 78/686/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of the formal qualifications of practitioners of dentistry.

Luxembourg

" Diplôme d'État de docteur en médecine dentaire " (State diploma of doctor of dental medicine), issued by the State Board of Examiners.

The Netherlands

" Universitair getuigschrift van een met goed gevolg afgelegd tandartsexamen " (university certificate certifying success in the dental surgeon's examination).

Schedule 3Professional Conduct and Health Cases

Preliminary

1(1)This Schedule applies to proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee under section 27 of this Act and to proceedings before the Health Committee under this Act, and references in this Schedule to proceedings before those Committees shall be construed accordingly.

(2)In relation to any such proceedings " party " means, unless the context otherwise requires—

(a)the person to whose registration the proceedings relate,

(b)a person on whose complaint the proceedings are brought, or

(c)a solicitor appointed by the Council to represent them at the proceedings.

(3)In this Schedule " the principal sections " means sections 27 to 32 above.

Rules of procedure

2(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the Council shall make rules—

(a)as to the procedure to be followed and rules of evidence to be observed in proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee; and

(b)as to the procedure to be followed and rules of evidence to be observed in proceedings before the Health Committee.

(2)The Council shall in particular make rules—

(a)for securing that notice that the proceedings are to be brought shall be given, at such time and in such manner as may be specified in the rules, to the person to whose registration the proceedings relate;

(b)for securing that any parry to the proceedings shall, if he so requires, be entitled to be heard by the Committee in question;

(c)for enabling any party to the proceedings to be represented by counsel or solicitor, or (if the rules so provide and the party so elects) by a person of such other description as may be specified in the rules;

(d)for requiring proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee to be held in public except so far as may be provided by the rules;

(e)for requiring, in cases where it is alleged that a registered dentist has been guilty of serious professional misconduct, that where the Professional Conduct Committee judge that the allegation has not been proved they shall record a finding that the dentist is not guilty of such misconduct in respect of the matters to which the allegation relates.

(3)Before making rules under this paragraph the Council shall consult such bodies of persons representing dentists as appear to the Council requisite to be consulted.

(4)Rules under this paragraph shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council contained in a statutory instrument, and the Privy Council may approve such rules either as submitted to them or subject to such modifications as appear to them requisite; but where the Privy Council propose to approve any rules subject to modifications they shall notify to the Council the modifications they propose to make and consider any observations of the Council on the modifications.

Preliminary proceedings in health cases

3(1)Rules under paragraph 2(1)(b) above shall make provision for requiring that before any case is considered by the Health Committee (otherwise than under the following provisions of this paragraph) it shall have been considered by a member of the Council appointed for the purpose by the Council and have been referred by that person to the Committee.

(2)Where in the course of any proceedings under section 27 of this Act it appears to the Preliminary Proceedings Committee or to the Professional Conduct Committee that the fitness of a registered dentist to practise may be seriously impaired by reason of his physical or mental condition, that Committee may (notwithstanding anything in section 27) refer the question whether it is so impaired to the Health Committee for that question to be determined by them.

(3)If on a reference under sub-paragraph (2) above the Health Committee determine that the fitness of the dentist to practise is not seriously impaired by reason of his physical or mental condition, the Health Committee shall certify their opinion to the Committee that made the reference.

(4)If on a reference under sub-paragraph (2) above the Health Committee determine that the fitness of the dentist to practise is seriously impaired by reason of his physical or mental condition the Health Committee shall—

(a)certify their opinion' to the Committee that made the reference, and

(b)proceed to dispose of the case under section; 28 of this Act,

and on the Health Committee so certifying, any functions which would otherwise be exercisable by any committee in relation to that person under section 27 of this Act shall cease to be so exercisable.

Evidence etc.

4(1)For the purposes of any proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee in England and Wales or Northern Ireland—

(a)the Committee may administer oaths; and

(b)any party to the proceedings may sue out writs of subpoena ad testificandum and duces tecum;

but no person shall be competed under any such writ to produce any document which he could not be compelled to produce on the trial of an action.

(2)Section 36 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 and section 67 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (subpoena issued by High Court to run throughout United Kingdom) shall apply in relation to any such proceedings in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland respectively as they apply in relation to causes or matters in the High Court.

(3)For the purposes of any proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee in Scotland, the Committee may administer oaths and the Court of Session shall on the application of any party to the proceedings have the like power as in any action in that court—

(a)to grant warrant for the citation of witnesses and havers to give evidence or to produce documents before the Committee, and for the issue of letters of second diligence against any witness or haver failing to appear after due citation;

(b)to grant warrant for the recovery of documents; and

(c)to grant commissions to persons to take the evidence of witnesses or to examine havers and receive their exhibits and productions.

Legal assessors

5(1)For the purpose of advising the Professional Conduct Committee and the Health Committee respectively on questions of law arising in proceedings before them, there shall in all such proceedings be an assessor to the Committee, appointed by the Council, who shall be a barrister, advocate or solicitor of not less than ten years' standing.

(2)The Lord Chancellor may by statutory instrument make rules as to the functions of assessors appointed under this paragraph to advise the Professional Conduct Committee and as to the functions of those so appointed to advise the Health Committee; and in particular rules under this sub-paragraph may contain such provisions as appear to the Lord Chancellor expedient for securing—

(a)that where an assessor advises the Professional Conduct Committee or (as the case may be) the Health Committee on any question of law as to evidence, procedure or any other matter specified in the rules, he shall do so in the presence of every party to the proceedings, or every person representing such a party, who appears at the proceedings or, if the advice is tendered after the Committee have begun to deliberate as to their findings, that every such party or person shall be informed what advice the assessor has tendered;

(b)that every such party or person as is mentioned in paragraph

(a)above shall be informed if in any case the Committee do not accept the advice of the assessor on any such question as is there mentioned,

and such incidental and supplementary provisions as appear to the Lord Chancellor expedient

(3)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, an assessor under this paragraph may be appointed to advise the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee either generally or for any particular proceedings or class of proceedings, and shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of the instrument under which he is appointed.

(4)The Council may pay to persons appointed to act as assessors such remuneration as the Council may determine.

(5)The preceding provisions of this paragraph shall apply in relation to proceedings before the Preliminary Proceedings Committee under section 32 of this Act as they apply in relation to proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee, but with the omission of the words " or class of proceedings" in sub-paragraph (3).

Medical examiners and assessors

6Rules under paragraph 2(1)(b) above shall make provision for the appointment of medical examiners and medical assessors to assist the Health Committee in proceedings before them, and for the remuneration of such persons.

Service of notifications by registrar

7(1)Any notification required by the principal sections to be served on a person by the registrar may be served by post in a registered letter, or (in a case to which sub-paragraph (2) below applies) by the recorded delivery service, addressed to that person at his address in the register, or at his last known address if that address differs from his address in the register and it appears to the registrar that such service will be more effective.

(2)This sub-paragraph applies to any notification required to be served in connection with any determination or order of the Professional Conduct Committee.

Recording of suspension or imposition of conditions

8(1)Where a determination, direction or order for suspension or a direction for conditional registration takes effect in relation to any person in accordance with the principal sections, the registrar shall make a note in the register of that fact and of the period for which that person's registration is to be suspended or subject to conditions by virtue of the determination, direction or order.

(2)The registrar shall erase that note from the register at such time as the determination, direction or order (for any reason) ceases to have effect.

(3)Any reference in this paragraph to a direction for suspension or for conditional registration includes a reference to a direction extending a period of suspension or conditional registration.

Co-operation with Dental Board of Republic of Ireland

9(1)with a view to preventing the holding of simultaneous inquiries—

(a)the Council shall report to the Dental Board of the Republic of Ireland (" the Board ") every case in which it is proposed, in connection with the exercise of the disciplinary powers of the Council or of the Council's committees, to hold an inquiry into the conduct in the United Kingdom of a person registered in the dental register of the Republic of Ireland; and

(b)where the Council receive a report from the Board as to a proposal to hold an inquiry in connection with the exercise of the disciplinary powers of the Board, the Council and the Council's committees shall have regard to the desirability of postponing inquiry by them into the matter to which the report relates until the inquiry by the Board is completed.

(2)The Council shall report to the Board every case in which disciplinary action resulting in erasure from the register or in any suspension of a person's registration in it is taken against a person registered in the dental register of the Republic of Ireland or in which an order is made under section 32 of this Act in respect of any such person.

(3)The Council shall also report to the Board—

(a)every case in which it is proposed that the question of the fitness to practise of a person registered in the said register should be referred to the Health Committee under this Act; and

(b)every case in which a direction or an order of the Health Committee takes effect in relation to any such person in accordance with the principal sections.

Schedule 4Visiting EEC Practitioners

Preliminary

1(1)This Schedule has effect for the purpose of enabling a person to whom it applies to render dental services during a visit to the United Kingdom without being registered under this Act

(2)This Schedule applies to any national of a member state who is established in dental practice in a member State other than the United Kingdom.

(3)In this Schedule—

  • "national", in relation to a member State, means the same as in the Community Treaties, but does not include a person who by virtue of Article 2 of Protocol No. 3 (Channel Islands and Me of Man) to the Treaty of Accession is not to benefit from Community provisions relating to the free movement of persons and services; and

  • "the Recognition Directive" means Community Council Directive No. 78/686/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of the formal qualifications of practitioners of dentistry.

Declarations and certificates to be provided by visiting EEC practitioners

2(1)A person to whom this Schedule applies who intends to render dental services as mentioned in paragraph 1(1) above shall provide the registrar with—

(a)a declaration in writing giving particulars of the services to be rendered and the period or periods in which he expects to render them; and

(b)a certificate or certificates issued by the authority or body designated by the member State concerned as competent for the purposes of Article 15(3) of die Recognition Directive (provision of services) showing—

(i)that he is lawfully practising dentistry in a member State other than the United Kingdom, and

(ii)that he holds a diploma in dentistry which member States are required by that Directive to recognise.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above—

(a)in an urgent case the declaration to be provided under paragraph (a) may be provided after the services have been rendered, but, if so, it shall be provided as soon as possible thereafter and in any event not more than fifteen days after the date on which the practitioner has rendered the services, and

(b)every certificate to be provided under paragraph (b) shall bear a date not less recent than twelve months prior to the date on which the certificate was provided.

List of EEC practitioners

3(1)The registrar shall continue to keep a list known as the list of visiting EEC practitioners.

(2)Where a person to whom this Schedule applies complies with the requirements of paragraph 2(1) above, the registrar shall, subject to paragraph 4 below, enter his name, together with particulars of any diplomas held by him, in the list of EEC practitioners.

(3)Subject to paragraph 4 below, that entry shall have effect for the period specified in the list against the entry, being the period which appears to the registrar to be appropriate having regard to the particulars given in the declaration referred to in paragraph 2(1)(a) above.

Persons not entitled to be included in the list of visiting EEC practitioners

4A person to whom this Schedule applies shall not be entitled to have his name included in the list of visiting EEC practitioners if—

(a)he is subject to a disqualifying decision (within die meaning of section 35 of this Act) taken in relation to him in a member State; or

(b)he is subject to a prohibition imposed on him under paragraph 5 below;

and any entry in the list relating to a practitioner shall not have effect or shall cease to have effect if he is or becomes subject to such a decision or prohibition or if he becomes established in dental practice in the United Kingdom or renders, save in cases of urgency, dental services in the United Kingdom which fall outside those specified in the declaration made by him under paragraph 2(1)(a) above.

Disciplinary provisions affecting practitioners who render services while visiting the United Kingdom

5(1)If a person who is or has been entered in the list of visiting EEC practitioners—

(a)has been convicted of a criminal offence, whether in a member State or elsewhere, or

(b)has been guilty of any serious professional misconduct,

the Professional Conduct Committee may, if they think fit, impose on him a prohibition in respect of the rendering of dental services in the United Kingdom in the future.

(2)A prohibition imposed under this paragraph shall be for an indefinite period.

(3)A person may apply to the Council for termination of a prohibition imposed on him under this paragraph and the Council may, on any such application, terminate the prohibition; but no application shall be made under this paragraph—

(a)earlier than ten months from the date on which the prohibition was imposed ; or

(b)in the period of ten months following a decision made on an earlier application.

Schedule 5Consequential Amendments

Medical And Dentists Acts Amendment Act 1927 (c. 39)

1In Article 4 of Part II of the Schedule, the reference to registration in the dentists register shall not include registration by virtue of a recognised overseas diploma. Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

2In section 132(1), in the definition of " dentist", for the words from "Dentists Act 1957" onwards substitute

Dentists Act 1984 or entered in the list of visiting EEC practitioners under Schedule 4 to that Act;. Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (c. 38)

3In section 37(1), in the definition of " dentist", for the words from " Dentists Act 1957 " onwards substitute

Dentists Act 1984 or entered in the list of visiting EEC practitioners under Schedule 4 to that Act;. Poisons Act 1972 (c. 66)

4In section 11(2), in the definition of "dentist", for the words from "Dentists Act 1957" onwards substitute

Dentists Act 1984 or a person entered in the list of visiting EEC practitioners under Schedule 4 to that Act;. Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (S.I.1972/1265 (N.I.14))

5In Article 2(2), in the definition of " dental practitioner ", for " 1957 " substitute

1984. Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41)

6In paragraph 3 of Schedule 4, for " 1957 " substitute

1984. Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 (c. 34)

7In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1, for " 1957 " substitute

1984. National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49)

8In section 35(3) (added by section 15 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983)—

(a)for " Part II of the Dentists Act 1983 " substitute

section 32 of the Dentists Act 1984; and

(b)for " order under Part III of " substitute

an order of the Health Committee under.

9In section 128(1), in the definition of " dental practitioner ", for " 1957 " substitute

1984.

10In paragraph 10(2A) of Schedule 5 (inserted by the said section 15) there shall be made the same amendments as are specified in paragraph 8 above, and for

section 33(1) of the Dentists Act 1957

substitute

the Dentists Act 1984.

11In paragraph 13(1)(b) of Schedule 14, for "80" substitute

81. National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29)

12In section 25(4) (added by section 16 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983)—

(a)for " Part II of the Dentists Act 1983 " substitute

section 32 of the Dentists Act 1984; and

(b)for " order under Part III of " substitute

an order of the Health Committee under.

13In section 108(1), in the definition of " dental practitioner ", for " 1957 " substitute

1984.

14In paragraph 6A of Schedule 1 (inserted by the said section 16) there shall be made the same amendments as are specified in paragraph 12 above, and for

section 33(1) of the Dentists Act 1957

substitute

the Dentists Act 1984. Medical Act 1983 (c. 54)

15In paragraph 4 of Schedule 6, for " Articles 2(d) and " and "those Articles" substitute

Articleand "that Article" respectively. Value Added Tax Act 1983 (c. 55)

16In Schedule 6, in item 1 of Group 7, for paragraph (f) substitute—

(f)any roll of dental auxiliaries having effect under section 45 of the Dentists Act 1984;.

Schedule 6Repeals and Revocations

Part I

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1957 c. 28.The Dentists Act 1957.The whole Act.
1973 c. 31.The Dentists (Amendment) Act 1973.The whole Act.
1973 o. 32.The National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973.In Schedule 4, paragraph 80.
1975 c. 21.The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975.In Schedule 7A, paragraphs 8 to 10.
1977 c. 45.The Criminal Law Act 1977.In Schedule 1, paragraphs 11 to 13.
1977 c. 49.The National Health Service Act 1977.In Schedule 15, paragraph 18.
1978 c. 29.The National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.In Schedule 16, paragraph 10.
1983 c. 38.The Dentists Act 1983.The whole Act.
1983 c. 54.The Medical Act 1983.In Schedule 5, paragraphs 1 and 19.

Part II

NumberTitleExtent of revocation
S.I. 1980 No. 703.The Dental Qualifications (EEC Recognition) Order 1980.Articles 3, 4, 6 and 7.
S.I. 1980 No. 1721.The Medical, Nursing and Dental Qualifications (EEC Recognition) (Greek Qualifications) Order 1980.Article 6.
S.I. 1982 No. 1076.The Medical, Nursing, Dental and Veterinary Qualifications (EEC Recognition) Order 1982.Article 4.

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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