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The National Health Service (Proposals for Pilot Schemes) and (Miscellaneous Amendments) Amendment Regulations 1998

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Amendment of the National Health Service (Proposals for Pilot Schemes) and (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1997

2.—(1) The National Health Service (Proposals for Pilot Schemes) and (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations(1) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2 (requests to authorities for preparation of proposals), for sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (5) substitute—

(b)be received by the authority before the beginning of the period of—

(i)28 days which ends on that date in the case of a proposal relating to a pilot scheme(2) under which personal medical services are to be provided, or

(ii)two months which ends on that date in the case of a proposal relating to a pilot scheme under which personal dental services are to be provided.

(3) In regulation 3 (consultation on proposals), after paragraph (2) add—

(3) Where, pursuant to directions given by the Secretary of State under section 4(5) of the 1997 Act, a Local Dental Committee(3) or an Area Dental Committee(4) is, prior to submission of proposals for a pilot scheme, consulted by the authority for whose area the Committee was formed, it shall be a function of the Committee to—

(a)consider the effect of the proposals on the provision of general dental services in that area; and

(b)in the light of the conclusions which the Committee reaches as a result of that consideration, give advice to the authority about that effect.

(2)

“Pilot scheme” is defined in section 1(1) of the 1997 Act. Section 4 of that Act, so far as it was not already in force, came into force on 29th October 1997. See article 2 of S.I. 1997/2620.

(3)

See section 44 of the 1977 Act (amended by paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 and Part I of Schedule 8 to the Health and Social Security Act 1984 (c. 48), section 12(4) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) and paragraph 32 of Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17)).

(4)

See section 9(1)(b) and (2)(b) of the 1978 Act (amended by section 29(5)(a) and (b) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990).

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