Corrections Regulations 2005

81 Dental services

(1)

The chief executive must ensure that—

(a)

dental examinations, and any other dental treatment approved by a medical officer or health centre manager, are provided for prisoners free of charge to them; and

(b)

a dentist is available to provide the examinations and treatment.

(1A)

A health centre manager may only approve a dental treatment if the matter falls within his or her scope of practice.

(2)

Any examination or treatment must be primarily concerned with the relief of pain, the maintenance of a reasonable standard of dental care relative to the dental and oral health of the prisoner concerned before the prisoner was admitted to the prison, or both.

(3)

Subclause (1) is subject to subclause (2).

(4)

In this regulation, dentist means a person for the time being registered as a dentist under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Compare: SR 2000/81 r 69

Regulation 81(1)(a): amended, on 4 June 2013, by regulation 17(1) of the Corrections Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/197).

Regulation 81(1A): inserted, on 4 June 2013, by regulation 17(2) of the Corrections Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/197).