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The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I general

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II general arrangements for provision of general dental services

    1. 3.Terms of service

    2. 4.Dental list

    3. 5.Application for inclusion in the dental list

    4. 6.Applications for vocational training numbers

    5. 7.Appeal body for appeals against refusal of vocational training number

    6. 8.Procedure on appeal

    7. 9.Local directory of dentists

    8. 10.Restrictions on the right to be included in a dental list

    9. 11.Removal from dental list

    10. 12.Removal from dental list on grounds of age

    11. 13.Withdrawal from dental list

    12. 14.Information about assistants

    13. 15.Information about associateship agreements

    14. 16.Transfer of continuing care and capitation arrangements

    15. 17.Emergency dental services

    16. 18.Arrangements for emergency cover

    17. 19.Health Board patient information leaflets

  4. PART III method of obtaining general dental services

    1. 20.Application for services

    2. 21.Exercise of choice of dentists in certain cases

  5. PART IV remuneration of dentists

    1. 22.Statement of Dental Remuneration

    2. 23.Approval of payments

    3. 24.Drugs

    4. 25.Recovery of overpayments

  6. PART V payments in consequence of suspension

    1. 26.Interpretation of Part V

    2. 27.Entitlement to payment

    3. 28.Application for payment

    4. 29.Amounts and times of payment

    5. 30.Changes of circumstances

    6. 31.Overpayments

  7. PART VI payments in consequence of suspension by the tribunal

    1. 32.Payments to dentists suspended by direction of the Tribunal

  8. PART VII prior approval (patterns of treatment) and surveys

    1. 33.Prior approval— patterns of treatment

    2. 34.Surveys

  9. PART VIII miscellaneous

    1. 35.Publication of particulars

    2. 36.Service of documents

    3. 37.Signatures

    4. 38.Revocations

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      TERMS OF SERVICE FOR DENTISTS

      1. PART I general

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Incorporation of provisions of Regulations

        3. 3.General Dental Services

      2. PART II continuing care arrangement, capitation arrangement and treatment on referral

        1. 4.A continuing care arrangement

        2. 5.A capitation arrangement

        3. 6.Emergency cover

        4. 7.Repair or replacement of restorations

        5. 8.Duration and extension of a continuing care arrangement

        6. 9.Duration and extension of a capitation arrangement

        7. 10.Lapse of a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement

        8. 11.Termination of a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement

        9. 12.Referral to another dentist or to a hospital or other service

        10. 13.Treatment on referral

        11. 14.Inability of dentist to complete care and treatment under a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement or treatment on referral

        12. 15.Care and treatment summaries

        13. 16.Mixing of general dental services and private care and treatment

      3. PART III occasional treatment

        1. 17.Occasional treatment

        2. 18.Referral for occasional treatment

      4. PART IV additional terms of service for all dentists

        1. 19.Remuneration

        2. 20.Standards of care

        3. 21.General anaesthesia and sedation

        4. 22.Supply of drugs

        5. 23.Issue of prescription forms

        6. 24.Domiciliary visits

        7. 25.Records

        8. 26.Prior approval of care and treatment

        9. 27.Completion of estimate

        10. 28.Completion of care and treatment under a continuing care arrangement or a capitation arrangement or treatment on referral

        11. 29.Dental auxiliaries

        12. 30.Postgraduate education

        13. 31.Notices

      5. PART V additional terms of service for dentists other than salaried dentists

        1. 32.Patient information leaflets

        2. 33.Premises etc.

        3. 34.Remuneration

        4. 35.Deputies and assistants

        5. 36.A deputy or assistant who issues a prescription form for...

        6. 37.A deputy or assistant who signs a claim for remuneration...

        7. 38.Dentists suspended under section 28 or 32 of the Dentists Act 1984

      6. PART VI additional terms of service for salaried dentists

        1. 39.Attendance

        2. 40.General anaesthesia

        3. 41.Records

        4. 42.Drugs

        5. 43.Provision of Health Board patient information leaflets

        6. 44.Termination of services

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE DENTAL LIST

      1. PART I information and undertaking to be included in an application for inclusion in the dental list

        1. 1.Full name.

        2. 2.Sex.

        3. 3.Date of birth.

        4. 4.Private address.

        5. 5.Date of registration as a dental practitioner in the register...

        6. 6.His vocational training number, if he has one.

        7. 7.Address of proposed practice premises and, in the case of...

        8. 8.Proposed days and hours of attendance and whether patients will...

        9. 9.Undertaking to provide general dental services in the area of...

        10. 10.Whether intending to practise— (a) as a single-handed practitioner; or...

        11. 11.The names of any assistants he or any person referred...

        12. 12.Present or most recent appointment and whether any previous experience...

        13. 13.Whether the general dental services to be provided are restricted...

        14. 14.Whether there is access to the proposed dental surgery without...

        15. 15.Whether he has been suspended by the Tribunal.

      2. PART II information which may be included in an application for inclusion in the dental list

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED ABOUT CARE AND TREATMENT UNDER GENERAL DENTAL SERVICES

      1. 1.Details of arrangements in an emergency.

      2. 2.Details of repairs and replacements free of charge.

      3. 3.Explanation of care and treatment to be provided.

      4. 4.Details of arrangements if the dentist with whom the patient...

      5. 5.Details of care and treatment available under general dental services....

      6. 6.Explanation of NHS charges for general dental services and of...

      7. 7.Explanation of the arrangements for cancelling appointments.

      8. 8.Explanation of the importance of regular care.

      9. 9.The consequences of the termination of a continuing care arrangement...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      PRIOR APPROVAL OF CARE AND TREATMENT

      1. PART I items of treatment

      2. PART II care and treatment

        1. 1.A course of care and treatment under a continuing care...

        2. 2.Any orthodontic care and treatment to be provided by that...

        3. 3.A reference in this part of this Schedule, to the...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS

      1. 1.The following personal and professional details of the dentist:—

      2. 2.The following additional information about the provision of general dental...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN HEALTH BOARD PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS

      1. 1.The following personal and professional details of any salaried dentist...

      2. 2.The following additional information about the provision of general dental...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING

      1. Overall aim

      2. Objective

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      REVOCATIONS

  11. Explanatory Note

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