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The Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2001

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PART VPROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: SUPPLEMENTARY

10.—(1) In section 19 (regulations with respect to the register), at the end of subsection (2) insert “and as to his meeting the requirements specified in rules made under section 34B(1) below in relation to his case or circumstances”.

(2) In section 23 (erasure of names of deceased persons and those who have ceased to practise), at the end of subsection (4) insert “and as to his meeting requirements specified in rules made under section 34B(1) below in relation to his case or circumstances”.

(3) In section 29 (appeals)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a) after “section 27 above”, insert “or paragraph 3 of Schedule 3A to this Act” and after “that section” insert “or that paragraph”;

(b)in subsection (2), for “or the Health Committee” substitute “, the Health Committee or the Continuing Professional Development Committee”;

(c)in subsection (3)(c), after “that” insert “(in the case of an appeal under section 27 above or a direction under section 28 above)”;

(d)in subsection (3)(d), for “or the Health Committee” substitute “, the Health Committee or the Continuing Professional Development Committee” and after “section 27 or 28 above” insert “or under Schedule 3A to this Act”.

(4) In section 30 (time when determinations and directions normally take effect and orders for immediate suspension), in subsection (1), after “section 27 or 28 above”, insert “or Schedule 3A to this Act”.

(5) In section 34 (restoration of name erased under section 27)—

(a)In subsection (1), for “subsection (2)”, substitute “subsections (2) and (4)”; and

(b)after subsection (3), add—

(4) A person whose name has been erased from the register under section 27 above shall not be entitled to have his name restored to the register until he has satisfied the Professional Conduct Committee as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 15(3) above and as to his meeting the requirements specified in rules made under section 34B(1) below in relation to his case or circumstances..

(6) In Schedule 3 (professional conduct and health cases), after paragraph 3 insert —

Referrals to the registrar

3A.  Where, in the course of any proceedings under section 27 or 28 of this Act it appears to the Preliminary Proceedings Committee, the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee that a dentist may be failing to meet the requirements of the rules made under section 34A of this Act, that Committee may refer the question of whether he is failing to meet them to the registrar..

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