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(1)Regulations may confer such powers or impose such duties on the Board, in relation to pilot schemes under which personal dental services are provided, as may be prescribed.
(2)The regulations may, in particular, make any of the following kinds of provision.
(3)They may authorise or require the Board—
(a)to perform on behalf of an authority functions of a prescribed description (including functions relating to remuneration) which have been delegated to the Board by the authority in accordance with a power conferred by the regulations;
(b)to conduct or commission surveys or other research;
(c)to carry on such other activities as may be prescribed.
(4)They may provide that functions conferred by the regulations are only to be exercised by the Board in accordance with directions of the Secretary of State.
(5)They may enable the Board to direct a dental practitioner to submit to the Board, in relation to treatment or a description of treatment that he has carried out or contemplates carrying out, such information (including estimates, radiographs, models and other items) as may be prescribed.
(6)In this section “the Board” means—
(a)in relation to England and Wales, the Dental Practice Board; and
(b)in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Dental Practice Board.
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