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The Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2001

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Insertion of new sections 34A and 34B

8.  After section 34 insert—

Professional training and development requirements

Professional training and development requirements

34A.(1) The Council shall make rules requiring registered dentists to undertake professional training and development of descriptions specified in the rules.

(2) If it appears to the registrar that a registered dentist has failed to comply with the requirements of rules made under subsection (1) above, the registrar may erase the dentist’s name from the register.

(3) The Council shall make rules as to the procedures to be followed before the registrar may erase a registered dentist’s name from the register under this section.

(4) Rules made under subsection (3) above shall provide for an appeal to the Continuing Professional Development Committee from a decision of the registrar to erase a registered dentist’s name from the register.

(5) Schedule 3A (which provides for the procedures before the Continuing Professional Development Committee) shall apply in relation to such an appeal.

(6) Rules made under subsections (1) and (3) above shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council.

(7) The registrar shall not erase a person’s name from the register under this section—

(a)until the end of the period during which he may appeal to the Continuing Professional Development Committee by virtue of rules made under subsection (3) above, or

(b)if he does appeal to that Committee, until the appeal process (including any appeal to Her Majesty in Council) has been exhausted.

(8) The registrar shall serve on a registered dentist a notice of his decision to erase him from the register under this section and the reasons for it.

Restoration of name to the register: professional training and development

34B.(1) The Council shall make rules providing for requirements as to professional training and development to be met by a person who seeks the restoration of his name to the register following its erasure under any provision of this Act.

(2) The rules—

(a)may make different provision for different cases and circumstances; but

(b)may not require a person to do anything which amounts to the practice of dentistry.

(3) If a person whose name has been erased from the register under section 34A above (whether or not following an appeal) satisfies the registrar—

(a)that he has met the requirements provided for by the rules in relation to his case or circumstances; and

(b)as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 15(3) above,

the registrar shall restore his name to the register.

(4) The Council shall make rules as to the procedures to be followed before the registrar may make a decision whether or not to restore a person’s name to the register under this section.

(5) The registrar shall serve on such a person a notice of his decision and the reasons for it.

(6) Rules under subsection (4) above shall provide for an appeal to the Continuing Professional Development Committee from a decision of the registrar not to restore a person’s name to the register under this section and Schedule 3A shall apply in relation to such an appeal.

(7) Rules made under subsection (1) or (4) above shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council..

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