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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

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59General provision about special procedure licences

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(1)A special procedure licence is a licence issued by a local authority under this Part.

(2)For the purposes of this Part, a special procedure licence authorises the performance in Wales by the licence holder of the special procedure (or those special procedures) specified in the licence.

(3)But a licence is not to be treated for the purposes of this Part as authorising the performance of a special procedure at premises or in a vehicle in Wales either occupied by, or to any extent under the management or control—

(a)of the individual performing the procedure (“P”), or

(b)where P performs the procedure under a contract of service or apprenticeship, or a contract for services with another person (“E”), of E,

unless the conditions in subsection (4) are met.

(4)The conditions are that the premises or vehicle—

(a)are identified in the licence, and

(b)are approved under section 70 in respect of the procedure.

(5)But subsection (3) does not apply if, by virtue of regulations under section 69(8), the requirement in section 69(2) (procedure to be carried on only in approved premises or vehicle) does not apply in respect of the premises or vehicle concerned.

(6)The period during which a special procedure licence authorises the performance of a special procedure is to be specified in the licence, and must be either—

(a)a period of no more than seven days, beginning with a date specified in the licence, or

(b)a period of three years, beginning with the date of the issue of the licence.

(7)For provision about applications for special procedure licences, and about varying, renewing and revoking special procedure licences, see Schedule 3.

(8)In this Part—

(a)references to the licence period, in relation to a special procedure licence, are to the period during which the licence authorises the performance of a special procedure;

(b)references to the licence holder, in relation to a special procedure licence, are to the individual to whom the licence is issued;

(c)references to a temporary licence are to a licence that authorises the performance of a special procedure for a period of no more than seven days.

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