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Scotland Act 1998

Exceptions

There is excepted from the reservation, the subject matter of:

(a)

section 21 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.  This enables the Scottish Parliament to legislate about the matter of what vocational training and experience is required to be possessed by doctors before they can provide general medical services in the NHS.  This is a matter which is regulated by section 21 This exception is in line with the overall devolution of Health Service matters; and

(b)

section 25 of that Act.  Similarly, this section gives the Scottish Parliament legislative competence to regulate the provision of general dental services for the NHS so far as that relates to vocational training and disciplinary proceedings.  This is part of the subject-matter of section 25.

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