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InterpretationF2N.I.

2.—(1) The [1954 c. 33 (N.I.).] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “the Administration Act” means the [1992 c. 8.] Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

  • “the Child Support Order” means the [1991 NI 23.] Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991;

  • “the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the [1992 c. 7.] Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

  • “the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

  • [F1health care professional” means—

    (a)

    a registered medical practitioner;

    (b)

    a registered nurse;

    (c)

    an occupational therapist or physiotherapist registered with a regulatory body established by an Order in Council under section 60 of the Health Act 1999 (c. 8); or

    (d)

    a member of such other profession regulated by a body mentioned in section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17) as the Department may prescribe;]

  • “the Jobseekers Order” means the [1995 NI 15.] Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

  • “prescribe” means prescribe by regulations;

  • “the Recovery of Benefits Order” means the [1997 NI 12.] Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997;

  • “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.).] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954;

  • “the Vaccine Damage Payments Act” means the [1979 c. 17.] Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979.

F1Art. 2(2); definition of " health care professional" inserted (29.6.2007) by Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2), ss. 55(2), 60(2)

F2functions transf. by SR 1999/481

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

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