The Act will reduce the number of disclosure levels and Disclosure Scotland will have new powers to impose conditions on individuals while they are being considered for listing. Applicants will be able to request a review of certain disclosure content from an independent reviewer.
The impact for dental practices at this stage looks to be minimal. One significant change however will be that lifetime Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership will end and be replaced with a five-year membership period. Therefore, a practice owner will need to check their staff's PVG membership status every five years.