Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1998 No. 93
HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES
Dental Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998
11th March 1998
Coming into operation
1st April 1998
The Department of Health and Social Services in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 98 and 106 of, and Schedule 15 to, the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Dental Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1998.
(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Dental Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(2).
Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations
2. In regulation 4(5) of the principal Regulations (calculation of charges) for “£330·00” there shall be substituted “£340·00”.
3. Regulation 4 of the Dental Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(3) is hereby revoked.
Application of regulations
4. The amendment made by regulation 2 applies only in relation to the supply of any dental appliances or the provision of other dental services in pursuance of a contract or arrangement for the provision of general dental services made on or after 1st April 1998.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on
P. A. Conliffe
11th March 1998.
The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves the foregoing Regulations.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on
J. G. Sullivan
11th March 1998.
(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations further amend the Dental Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989 (“the principal Regulations”) which relate to charges for dental treatment provided and dental appliances supplied as part of health service general dental services.
Regulation 2 amends regulation 4(5) of the principal Regulations to increase from £330 to £340 the maximum charge which a patient may be required to pay towards the cost of his treatment or appliance under general dental services.
Regulation 4 provides that these new charges shall apply only where the arrangements for treatment or supply of a dental appliance is made on or after 1st April 1998.
S.I. 1972/1265 (N.I. 14), as amended by S.I. 1986/2229 (N.I. 24) Article 14, S.I. 1988/2249 (N.I. 24) Article 7 and S.I. 1991/194 (N.I. 1) Article 34 and Part II of Schedule 5; there are other amendments which are not relevant
S.R. 1989 No. 111; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1990 No. 342, S.R. 1996 No. 106 and S.R. 1997 No. 111
S.R. 1997 No. 111