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Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

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The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery

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2.—(1) There shall be a body corporate to be known as the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (referred to in this Act as “the Council”).

(2) It shall be the duty of the Council to promote—

(a)high standards of practice among nurses and midwives;

(b)high standards in the education and training of nurses and midwives; and

(c)the professional development of nurses and midwives.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) the Council may—

(a)provide guidance on best practice for nurses and midwives; and

(b)provide advice and information on matters relating to nursing and midwifery.

(4) The Council shall, in the exercise of its functions, act—

(a)in accordance with any directions given to it by the Department; and

(b)under the general guidance of the Department.

(5) The Schedule shall have effect with respect to the Council.

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