Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1999 No. 105
HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES
Dental Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999
9th March 1999
Coming into operation
1st April 1999
The Department of Health and Social Services in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 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) 1999 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1999 immediately after the coming into operation of the Health Services (Pilot Schemes: Dental Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(2).
(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Dental Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(3).
Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations
2. In regulation 4(5) of the principal Regulations (calculation of charges) for “£340·00” there shall be substituted “£348·00”.
3. Regulation 2 of the Dental Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(4)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, or services under a pilot scheme, made on or after 1st April 1999.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on
9th March 1999.
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
9th March 1999.
(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 or under a pilot scheme.
Regulation 2 amends regulation 4(5) of the principal Regulations to increase from £340 to £348 the maximum charge which a patient may be required to pay towards the cost of his treatment or appliance under general dental services or under a pilot scheme.
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 1999.
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. 1999 No. 17
S.R. 1989 No. 111; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1999 No. 17
S.R. 1998 No. 93