28. Section 49 of the Dentists Act is amended —
by inserting, immediately after the words “the Health Committee” in subsection (1)(a), the words “and, where applicable, an Interim Orders Committee”;
by deleting the words “under subsection (1)(c) by the Health Committee” in subsection (2) and substituting the words “under subsection (1)(c), or an interim restricted registration is made under section 49C(1)(b) or 49E(1)(d),”;
by inserting, immediately after subsection (3), the following subsection:
“(3A) Where the Health Committee has made an order for suspension under subsection (1) or (2) against a person and that person has failed to comply with that order, the Health Committee may, if it thinks fit —
make a recommendation referred to in subsection (1)(d) to the Council, and subsection (8) shall apply accordingly; or
order that, as from the expiry of the current period of suspension, his registration in the appropriate register be restricted in such manner as it thinks fit for a period not exceeding 3 years.”;
by inserting, immediately after the words “subsection (3)” in subsection (5), the words “or (3A)”; and
by deleting subsection (8) and substituting the following subsections:
“(8) Where the Council accepts the recommendation of the Health Committee under subsection (1)(d), the Council shall by order direct that the name of the registered dentist or registered oral health therapist be removed from the appropriate register and that order shall take effect from the date it is made.
(8A) Sections 37(5), (6) and (7) and 38 shall apply, with the necessary modifications, to the Health Committee and references to a Disciplinary Committee shall be read as references to the Health Committee.”.