Explanatory Notes

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005

2005 asp 13

5 August 2005

The Act

Part 2: General Dental Services, General Ophthalmic Services and Personal Dental Services

Section 16 – Assistance and support: general dental services

48.After section 28C of the 1978 Act a new section 28D is inserted to enable a Health Board to provide assistance, including financial assistance, to providers of general dental services in a way that the Board thinks fit.

49.A new subsection (1) is introduced which enables a Health Board to provide assistance and support to any person providing, or proposing to provide, general dental services under section 25 of the 1978 Act.

50.New subsection (2) enables the Health Board to provide such assistance and support in a way that it thinks fit, and new subsection (3) enables the assistance to include financial assistance.