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The National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (Constitution and Administration) Amendment Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1997 No. 441

NURSES, MIDWIVES AND HEALTH VISITORS

The National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (Constitution and Administration) Amendment Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

Made

7th October 1997

Coming into operation

1st November 1997

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 6(1)(e) of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (Constitution and Administration) Amendment Order (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 1st November 1997.

Amendment of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (Constitution and Administration) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993

2.  In the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (Constitution and Administration) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993(2) in Article 15 (functions of the Board)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for the words “functions specified in paragraphs (2) and (3)” there shall be substituted the words “function specified in paragraph (2)”; and

(b)paragraph (3) shall be omitted.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on

L.S.

J. McGrath

Assistant Secretary

7th October 1997.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order amends the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (Constitution and Administration) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993, which makes provision concerning the constitutuion and administration of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland (“the Board”).

The Order removes the Board’s duty to introduce persons wishing to qualify for registration in the register of nurses, midwives and health visitors to approved institutions with vacancies on their training courses. It revokes the legislation under which that duty was introduced.

(1)

1997 c. 24; see section 22(1) for the definitions of “prescribed” and “by order”

(2)

S.I. 1993/115

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