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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 446

MENTAL HEALTH

The Mental Health (Class of Nurse) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

Made

12th September 2005

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

13th September 2005

Coming into force

5th October 2005

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 299(2) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Mental Health (Class of Nurse) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 5th October 2005.

(2) In these Regulations, “the register” means the register of qualified nurses and midwives established and maintained under article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001(2).

Class of nurse

2.  For the purposes of section 299(2) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (nurse’s power to detain pending medical examination), the class of nurse prescribed is a nurse registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses' Part of the register, whose entry includes an entry to indicate that the nurse’s field of practice is mental health nursing or learning disabilities nursing.

LEWIS MACDONALD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

12th September 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the class of nurse who is empowered under section 299 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 to detain a person already being treated in hospital. The class of nurse prescribed is a mental health or learning disabilities nurse registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses' Part of the register kept in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/253).

(1)

2003 asp 13; see section 329 for the definition of “regulations”.

(2)

S.I. 2002/253; for the parts of the register see S.I. 2004/1765.

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