DENTAL SPECIALISTS ACCREDITATION BOARD
—(1) There shall be a board to be known as the Dental Specialists Accreditation Board (referred to in this Part as the Accreditation Board) consisting of not less than 8 registered dentists to be appointed by the Minister.
(2) The chairman of the Accreditation Board shall be appointed by the Minister from among its members.
(3) The chairman and members of the Accreditation Board shall be appointed for a term not exceeding 3 years but may from time to time be reappointed and may at any time be removed from office by the Minister.
(4) If any member of the Accreditation Board dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Minister may fill the vacancy by the appointment of a registered dentist and every person so appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term for which the vacating member was appointed.
(5) The powers of the Accreditation Board shall not be affected by any vacancy in the membership thereof.
(6) At any meeting of the Accreditation Board, 3 members shall form a quorum.
(7) At any meeting of the Accreditation Board, the chairman shall preside and, in his absence, the members present shall elect one of their members to preside at the meeting.
(8) If on any question to be determined by the Accreditation Board there is an equality of votes, the chairman or the member presiding at the meeting shall have a casting vote.
(9) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Accreditation Board may determine its own procedure.
(10) The Accreditation Board may appoint one or more committees consisting of such members as it thinks fit to assist the Accreditation Board in carrying out its functions under this Act.
—(1) The functions of the Accreditation Board shall be —
to determine the qualifications, experience and other conditions for registration as specialists under this Act;
to define specialties in dentistry for the purposes of maintaining and keeping the Register of Specialists;
to accredit the training programmes to be recognised for persons who intend to qualify for registration as specialists under this Act;
to certify persons who have the qualifications and experience and satisfy the other conditions for registration as specialists under this Act;
to recommend to the Council programmes for the continuing professional education of persons who are registered as specialists under this Act; and
to advise the Council on matters affecting or connected with the registration of specialists under this Act.
(2) Any person who desires to be certified as a specialist may apply to the Accreditation Board.
(3) Any person who is aggrieved by the refusal of the Accreditation Board to grant him a certificate as a specialist may, within one month of the notice of the refusal, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.