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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Commentary on Sections in Part 3 of the Act

Section 9: Persons performing primary dental services

The purpose of this section is to provide the Department with the necessary legal powers to introduce the new dental contract provisions including the introduction of performers’ lists for dentists. By changing certain wording (so that the words “providing” and “provide” now read “performing” and “perform”) it gives full effect to the 2008 Act policy intention. Changes to other references (so that Article 61 now reads Article 60A) are also made.

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