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8Reference by certain other personsS

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(1)A person to whom this section applies may give Ministers any prescribed information that the person holds in relation to an individual who is or has been doing regulated work if—

(a)on the basis of information obtained by the person in the exercise of relevant functions, the person considers that the referral ground is met (regardless of whether the conduct to which the information relates occurred before or after this section comes into force), and

(b)prescribed information in relation to the individual has not been given to Ministers under sections 3 to 6 in respect of the conduct to which the information relates.

(2)This section applies to—

  • The General Teaching Council for Scotland

  • [F1 Healthcare Improvement Scotland ]

  • The Registrar of Chiropractors

  • The registrar of dentists and dental care professionals

  • The registrar of the General Medical Council

  • The registrar of the General Optical Council

  • The Registrar of health professionals

  • The Registrar of nurses and midwives

  • The Registrar of Osteopaths

  • [F2 The registrar of pharmacists ]

  • F3...

  • The Scottish Social Services Council

  • [F4 Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland ]

  • Any other person specified in an order made by Ministers

(3)For the purposes of this section, “relevant functions” means—

(a)in relation to the General Teaching Council for Scotland, such functions as are conferred on it by virtue of the [F5Public Services Reform (General Teaching Council for Scotland) Order 2011],

[F6( aa )in relation to Healthcare Improvement Scotland, such functions as are conferred on it by virtue of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29) and any other enactment,]

(b)in relation to registrars mentioned in subsection (2), such functions as are conferred on them by virtue of any enactment,

(c)in relation to F7... the Scottish Social Services Council, such functions as are conferred on [F8 it ] by virtue of the 2001 Act and any other enactment, F9...

[F10(ca)in relation to Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland, such functions as are conferred on it by virtue of the 2010 Act and any other enactment, and]

(d)in relation to a person specified in an order made under subsection (2), such functions as are specified by the order.

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F1Words in s. 8(2) inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 17 para. 36(a)(i); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F3S. 8(2) entry repealed (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 14 para. 28(a)(i); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F4Words in s. 8(2) inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 14 para. 28(a)(ii); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F6S. 8(3)(aa) inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 17 para. 36(a)(ii); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F7Words in s. 8(3)(c) repealed (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 14 para. 28(b)(i); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F8Word in s. 8(3)(c) substituted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 14 para. 28(b)(ii); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F9Word in s. 8(3) repealed (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 14 para. 28(b)(iii); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

F10S. 8(3)(ca) inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 14 para. 28(b)(iv); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

Commencement Information

I1S. 8(1)(2) in force at 18.4.2010 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2010/133, art. 2, Sch.

I2S. 8(1)(2) in force at 28.2.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2011/157, art. 2(a)

I3S. 8(3)(a)-(c) in force at 28.2.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/157, art. 2(a)

I4S. 8(3)(d) in force at 12.10.2010 by S.S.I. 2010/344, art. 2(a)(i)

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