1 Title, commencement, application and interpretation

(1)    The title of these Regulations is the Private Dentistry (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and they come into force on 1 January 2012.

(2)    These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3)    In these Regulations “the 2008 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 2008”) means the Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2008.

Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2012: see para (1) above.

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2 Amendment of the 2008 Regulations

2Amendment of the 2008 Regulations

(1)    The 2008 Regulations are amended in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(2)    In regulation 2 (Interpretation) in the definition of “the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) after the words “Care Standards Act 2000” insert the words “as amended from time to time”.

(3)    In regulation 3 (Prescribed persons)—

(a)    in paragraph (1) for “A dentist” substitute “Subject to paragraph (3), a dentist”;

(b)    in paragraph (2) for “the modification specified in regulation 4” substitute “the modifications specified in regulations 4 and 4A”;

(c)    after paragraph (2) insert—

“(3)    Paragraph (1) does not apply to a dentist who—

(a)    is on a specialist list of the dentists register, is employed to provide services in connection with that specialism in a health service hospital and provides dental services privately only in that hospital;

(b)    provides dental services privately only in and for the purposes of a hospital in respect of which a person is registered under Part II of the Act; or

(c)    provides dental services privately only under a vocational training contract and has made an application for registration under Part II of the Act which has not been withdrawn or finally disposed of within the meaning of regulation 23(3);

(d)    in sub-paragraph (c) above “vocational training” has the same meaning as in regulation 28 of the National Health Service (Performers Lists) (Wales) Regulations 2004.”.

(4)    After regulation 4 insert—

“4A Modification of section 31 of the Act (Inspections by persons authorised by registration authority)

Section 31(5)(a) has effect as if it read:

“is a medical practitioner, registered nurse or dentist; and”

(5)    In the following regulations of the 2008 Regulations for £50 substitute £75—

(a)    5(1)(e);

(b)    10(2)(e); and

(c)    17.

(6)    After regulation 16 insert—

“16A Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision including annual reports

(1)    The registered person must—

(a)    regularly assess and monitor the quality of services provided against the requirements set out in these Regulations; and

(b)    identify, assess and manage risks relating to the health, welfare and safety of patients and others.

(2)    The registered person must send to the appropriate office of the registration authority, when requested to do so, a written annual assessment (referred to as the “annual report”) setting out—

(a)    the scope of the services provided in the period covered by the annual report and any anticipated changes to that scope; and

(b)    how, and the extent to which, in the opinion of the registered person the requirements of paragraph (1) are being complied with, together with any plans that the registered person has for improving the standard of the services provided to patients with a view to ensuring their health and welfare.

(3)    The registered person must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the annual report is not misleading or inaccurate.

(4)    The registered person must supply the annual report to the appropriate office of the registration authority within 28 days of receiving a request under paragraph (2).”.

(7)    In regulation 19 for “9 and 14 to 16” substitute “6, 7, 9, 14–16A and 18”.

Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2012: see reg 1(1).

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Lesley Griffiths

Minister for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

6 November 2011


EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2008. Schedule 1 to those Regulations prescribes the manner in which provisions of Part II of the Care Standards Act 2000 apply to persons providing private dental services. Regulation 2 is amended to clarify that provisions of that Act include any provisions as may, from time to time, be amended. Regulation 3 is amended to remove certain dentists working in qualifying circumstances from prescription and thus the application of Part II of the Act. Fees to be paid under the Regulations are raised from £50 to £75. Regulation 4A modifies section 31 of the Act to provide that where the Act permits examination of a patient by a medical practitioner or registered nurse, in the case of a dental patient the examination may be done by a dentist. Regulation 16A is inserted to require self assessment and monitoring of the provision of services and an annual report. Regulation 19 is amended to increase the regulatory provisions in respect of which failure to comply is an offence.

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