The General Dental Council (Indemnity Arrangements) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules Order of Council 2015

Publication Date:January 01, 2015
 
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HEALTHCARE AND ASSOCIATED PROFESSIONS

The General Dental Council (Indemnity Arrangements) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules Order of Council 2015

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At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 8th day of October 2015

By the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council

The General Dental Council has made the General Dental Council (Indemnity Arrangements) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules 2015 which are set out in the Schedule to this Order, in exercise of powers conferred by sections 26A(4), (5) and (6), and 36L(4), (5) and (6) of the Dentists Act 1984( 1).

In accordance with sections 50C(2)( 2) and (3) of the Dentists Act 1984, such Rules shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council.

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the General Dental Council (Indemnity Arrangements) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules Order of Council 2015 and comes into force on 23rdNovember 2015.

Privy Council approval

2. Their Lordships, having taken these Rules into consideration, are pleased to and do approve them.

Richard Tilbrook

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

Article 2

General Dental Council (Indemnity Arrangements) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules 2015

These Rules are made by the General Dental Council, in exercise of their powers conferred under sections 26A(4), (5) and (6) and 36L(4), (5) and (6) of the Dentists Act 1984( 3).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.-(1) These Rules may be cited as the General Dental Council (Indemnity Arrangements) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules 2015, and shall come into force on 23rdNovember 2015.

(2) In these Rules-

"the Act" means the Dentists Act 1984 and any reference to a numbered section is to a section of that Act;

"dental care professional" means a registered dental care professional other than those who are registered by virtue of section 36Z3( 4) of the Act;

"dentist" means a registered dentist other than those registered by virtue of section 36 and Schedule 4( 5) of the Act;

"register"-

(a) in respect of a dentist, means the dentists register established under subsection (1) of section 14 in relation to entries to that register other than those made pursuant to subsection (1A)(c)( 6) of that section;(b) in respect of a dental care professional, means the dental care professionals register established under subsection (1) of section 36B( 7) in relation to entries to that register other than those made pursuant to subsection (1A)(b)( 8) of that section;

and in both cases "registered" shall be construed accordingly.

Additional information on indemnity arrangements required on registration

2.-(1) Where a person who intends to practise as a dentist or dental care professional makes an application for registration under section 18( 9) (procedure for registration), or in accordance with rules made under section 36E( 10) (rules relating to the dental care professionals register), the registrar may request further information from that person, where the registrar-

(a) is of the opinion that the evidence or documentation produced by that person in accordance with section 18(2)(ba)( 11) is incomplete in any material respect;(b) is of the opinion that the evidence or documentation produced by that person in accordance with rules made pursuant to section 36E is incomplete in any material respect;(c) considers that supplementary information is required in order for the registrar to determine an application for registration under section 18 or in accordance with rules made under section 36E.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), information may include (but is not limited to)-

(a) a copy of the policy of insurance, indemnity arrangement or other means of identifying the terms of that policy or arrangement that will cover that person, together with any number that the policy or arrangement may have and, if applicable, its expiry date;(b) written confirmation that there will be appropriate cover under an indemnity arrangement provided by an employer in force in relation to that person for the purpose of complying with section 26A or 36L; or(c) written confirmation that there will be appropriate cover provided under an indemnity arrangement in relation to that person by the time they begin to practise for the purpose of complying with section 26A or 36L.

(3) The person mentioned in paragraph (1) shall provide the requested information (including documents or other evidence) within the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the request.

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