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The Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 2001 Approval (Scotland) Order 2001

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SCHEDULETHE NURSES, MIDWIVES AND HEALTH VISITORS (PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT) (AMENDMENT) RULES 2001

The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997(1), hereby makes the following rules–

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1.—(1) These rules may be cited as the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 2001.

(2) For the purposes of these rules “the Professional Conduct rules” means the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) Rules 1993(2).

Amendment of the Professional Conduct rules

2.—(1) The Professional Conduct rules shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this rule.

(2) In rule 7(5) (Preliminary Proceedings Committee) for the number “3” there shall be substituted the number “2”.

(3) In rule 12(2) (Professional Conduct Committee) for the word “three” there shall be substituted the word “two”.

(4) In rule 29 (Health Committee)–

(a)in paragraph (1) the word “comprise” shall be deleted and shall be replaced by the word “include”;

(b)in paragraph (5)–

(i)the word “members” shall be deleted, and

(ii)after the second use of the word “chairman” there shall be added the words “, who shall be a member of the Council,”.

(c)for paragraph (6) there shall be substituted the following–

(6) The Health Committee shall be quorate if at least 2 members of the Council constitute a majority of those considering a particular case..

(3) In rule 30 (Appointment of persons to conduct initial consideration of cases) paragraph (1) the words “its members to be” shall be deleted.

(2)

S.I. 1993/893 to which there are amendments not relevant to these rules

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