The National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-02-24

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 444

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES
The National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 1995

Made
24th February 1995

Laid before Parliament
3rd March 1995

Coming into force
1st April 1995

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of powers conferred on her by section 79A of, and paragraph 3(2) and (3) of Schedule 12 to, the National Health Service Act 1977(1) and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 1st April 1995.

Amendment of the National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 1989

2.  In regulation 4(5) of the National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 1989(2) (which prescribes a maximum charge for treatment and appliances under any one contract or arrangement), for “£275” in both places where it occurs there is substituted “£300”.

Revocation

3.  The National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 1994(3) are hereby revoked.

Transitional Provision

4.  Where, on or after 1st April 1995, appliances are supplied, or other general dental services are provided, in pursuance of a contract or arrangement for the provision of general dental services made before that date, regulation 4(5) of the National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 1989 shall have effect in respect of that supply or other provision as if these Regulations had not come into force.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Gerald Malone
Minister of State,
Department of Health
24th February 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 1989 to increase the prescribed maximum charge payable by the patient for dental treatment and appliances from £275 to £300, where the contract or arrangement leading to the provision of such treatment or appliances is made on or after 1st April 1995.


(1)
1977 c. 49; see s. 128(1) as amended by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), s. 26(2)(g) and (i), for the definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations”. Section 79A was inserted by the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49), s. 11(3).

(2)
S.I. 1989/394; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1991/581, 1993/419, 1994/530.

(3)
S.I. 1994/530, which will be spent on the coming into force of these Regulations.
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