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(a)a dentist has appealed against a determination of a Primary Care Trust in accordance with regulation 9 before the relevant date, but that appeal has not been finally determined before that date; or
(b)in respect of a determination made by a Primary Care Trust in accordance with regulation 8 before the relevant date, the time limit specified in regulation 9(2) for appealing that determination has not expired before the relevant date, and the dentist serves a notice of appeal on or after the relevant date but within the time limit specified in regulation 9(2),
that appeal shall be determined pursuant to regulations 9, 10, 11 and 12, as if the amendments to those regulations and Schedule 5 had not taken effect.
(2) Where an appropriate PCT has made a determination in respect of a dentist on or after the relevant date pursuant to this Part—
(a)the dentist shall be entitled to appeal against that determination in accordance with regulation 9; and
(b)that appeal shall be determined pursuant to regulations 9, 10, 11 and 12,
as if the amendments to those regulations and to Schedule 5 had not taken effect.
(3) Where, on or after the relevant date, the Secretary of State is determining pursuant to regulation 9, 10, 11 or 12 what (if any) action to take in respect of a dentist, she shall make a determination pursuant to those regulations as if the amendments to those regulations and to Schedule 5 had not taken effect and that determination shall have effect in accordance with this article.
(4) If, in accordance with paragraph (3), the Secretary of State determines pursuant to—
(a)regulation 9(3)(d), that there has been an overpayment and, if so, what amount;
(b)regulation 8(5)(a) and 9(3) or 11, that an amount shall be recovered from the dentist;
(c)regulation 8(5)(c) and 9(3), that she would have warned the dentist to comply more closely with his terms of service in future, if those terms of service were still applicable; or
(d)regulation 12, that she would have imposed a prior approval requirement on the dentist,
she shall, in addition to the persons specified in regulation 10(14), notify the Primary Care Trust specified in paragraph (5).
(5) The Secretary of State shall, pursuant to paragraph (4)(a) to (4)(d), notify the contracting PCT and the Performers List PCT (if any) of her determination if those Primary Care Trusts are different to the Primary Care Trust referred to in regulation 10(14).
(6) Where, pursuant to regulation 8(5)(a), 9(3) or 11, the Secretary of State has determined that an amount shall be recovered from a dentist she shall direct the appropriate PCT, to recover that amount from the dentist and that amount shall be a debt owed to that appropriate PCT.
(7) Where, pursuant to paragraph (5), the Secretary of State has notified the contracting PCT that she has taken any of the decisions specified in paragraph (4)(a) to (4)(d), whether or not the contracting PCT is also the appropriate PCT, paragraph (8) shall apply without prejudice to any other right the contracting PCT may have to take action against the relevant contractor pursuant to any term of the general dental services contract or personal dental services agreement.
(8) Where this paragraph applies, the contracting PCT may, in relation to a relevant contractor, take into account the determination of the Secretary of State if it is considering, pursuant to a term of the general dental services contract that gives effect to paragraph 73(7) of Schedule 3 to the GDS Contracts Regulations or the personal dental services agreement that gives effect to paragraph 71(7) of Schedule 3 to the PDS Agreements Regulations whether the cumulative effect of breaches under that contract or agreement is such that to allow the contract or agreement to continue would be prejudicial to the efficiency of the services provided under that contract or agreement.
(9) The contracting PCT shall not, pursuant to paragraph (8), take into account any notification received that relates to a determination that was made by the Secretary of State that occurred more than 6 years prior to the date upon which the contracting PCT is considering the matter pursuant to paragraph (8).
(10) Where a Performers List PCT has received notification from the Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph (4) or (5), whether or not the Performers List PCT is also the appropriate PCT, it shall consider what (if any) action it should take in respect of that dentist pursuant to its powers under the Performers Lists Regulations.
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