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Health and Medicines Act 1988

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10Dental services

(1)In section 5 of the [1977 c. 49.] National Health Service Act 1977—

(a)in paragraph (a) (services the Secretary of State is required to provide for school pupils) of subsection (1) the words “and dental”, in both places where they occur, shall cease to have effect; and

(b)the following subsections shall be inserted after that subsection—

(1A)It is also the Secretary of State’s duty to provide, to such extent as he considers necessary to meet all reasonable requirements—

(a)for the dental inspection of pupils in attendance at schools maintained by local education authorities or at grant-maintained schools;

(b)for the dental treatment of such pupils; and

(c)for the education of such pupils in dental health.

(1B)Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect.

(2)In section 39 of the [1978 c. 29.] National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (medical and dental inspection, supervision and treatment of pupils and young persons)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)the words “and dental”, in both places where they occur, shall cease to have effect; and

(ii)after the word “supervision” there shall be inserted the words “and treatment”;

(b)for subsection (2) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2)It is also the Secretary of State’s duty to provide, to such extent as he considers necessary to meet all reasonable requirements—

(a)for the dental inspection of such pupils and young persons as are mentioned in subsection (1);

(b)for their dental treatment; and

(c)for their education in dental health.;

(c)in subsection (3), for the words “and dental treatment made available under” there shall be substituted the words “treatment made available under subsection (1) and dental treatment made available for the purposes of”; and

(d)in subsection (4)—

(i)the words “and dental” shall cease to have effect; and

(ii)for the words “subsections (1) and (2)” there shall be substituted the words “subsection (1) and for the dental inspection, treatment and education described in subsection (2)”.

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