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PART 4SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Exemption from requirement to be licensed

60Exempted individuals

(1)An individual who is a member of a profession within subsection (2) is to be treated as being exempt from the requirement to be licensed in respect of each special procedure other than any special procedure that is specified for this purpose in or under regulations in respect of members of that profession.

(2)A profession within this subsection is one that is regulated by a body mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (ga) of section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c.17).

(3)Regulations may provide that an individual—

(a)who is a member of a profession that is not within subsection (2) but which is specified in or under the regulations, or who is a worker of a description specified in or under the regulations, and

(b)who is registered, in the capacity of a member of that profession or a worker of that description, in a qualifying register,

is to be treated as being exempt from the requirement to be licensed in respect of whatever special procedure is specified for this purpose, in or under the regulations, in respect of members of that profession or workers of that description.

(4)Each of the following is a qualifying register—

(a)a register maintained by the Health and Care Professions Council that is specified in or under regulations;

(b)a voluntary register that is—

(i)accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care under section 25G of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c.17), and

(ii)specified in or under regulations.

(5)Regulations under this section may make different provision for different purposes including (among other things) in respect of different descriptions of individual.