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Medical Practitioners (Vocational Training) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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19.—(1) Where a practitioner who applies or has applied to the Joint Committee for a certificate of prescribed experience has undertaken a period of training which began before the date on which these regulations come into operation and which, at the date on which that period began, fell within regulation 4(1)(b)(i) of the 1979 Regulations, the Joint Committee shall treat that period of training as falling within regulation 6(3) of these regulations.

(2) Where such a practitioner has undertaken a period of training which began before the date on which these regulations come into operation and which, at the date on which that period began, fell within regulation 4(1)(b)(ii) of the 1979 Regulations—

(a)the Joint Committee shall treat that period of training as falling within paragraph (4) of regulation 6 of these regulations, but as if the maximum period of employment which is specified in sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph, in relation to specialties mentioned in that sub-paragraph, did not apply; and

(b)where that training was in employment in a specialty which is not mentioned in that sub-paragraph, regulation 6(5) shall not apply.

(3) Where, pursuant to a specific recommendation of the Joint Committee in connection with an application or proposed application for a certificate of prescribed experience or a certificate of equivalent experience, a practitioner has, before the date on which these regulations come into operation, entered into an agreement to undertake a particular period of training which would, at the time at which he entered into that agreement, have fallen within regulation 4(1)(b)(ii) of the 1979 Regulations, sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph (2) shall apply, notwithstanding that the training commenced after the date on which these regulations come into operation.

(4) A post which is, immediately before the day on which these regulations come into operation, an educationally approved post within the meaning of regulation 4(5)(a)(1) of the 1979 Regulations, shall be deemed to fall within regulation 8(1)(a) of these regulations until such time as approval of that post is withdrawn by the Joint Committee.

(5) Except for regulation 16(12), Part IV of these regulations shall not apply to any appeal against a refusal by the Joint Committee to issue a certificate of prescribed or equivalent experience in any case where notice of appeal has been given to the Department before the date on which these regulations come into operation and, notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 18, regulations 8 to 10 of the 1979 Regulations shall continue to apply in that case.

(6) In this regulation, “the 1979 Regulations” means the Medical Practitioners (Vocational Training) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(2).

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Regulation 4(5)(a) was amended by S.R. 1986 No. 69

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