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Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Council

    1. 1. The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

  3. The College’s European functions

    1. 1A.Functions of the College as competent authority

  4. Registration and qualification for registration

    1. 2. Register of veterinary surgeons.

    2. 3. Right of holders of university degrees to be registered.

    3. 4. Examination by the College of students of certain universities.

    4. 5. Supervisory functions of the Council.

    5. 5A. Registration of Community rights entitled persons: European qualifications

    6. 5B.Registration of Community rights entitled persons: knowledge and skill

    7. 5ZBA.Requirement to demonstrate knowledge of language

    8. 5BA.Removal from the register of names of persons who cease to be Community rights entitled persons

    9. 5C.Appeals in connection with registration under section 5A

    10. 5CA.Appeals in connection with registration under section 5B

    11. 5CB.Appeals in connection with the visiting European list

    12. 5CC.Appeals in connection with removal under section 5BA

    13. 5CCA.Appeals in connection with alerts sent to other competent authorities

    14. 5CD.Appeals under sections 5C, 5CA 5CB, 5CC and 5CCA

    15. 5CE.Appeals from decisions on appeals under sections 5C, 5CA, 5CB, 5CC and 5CCA

    16. 5D.Registration appeals committee

    17. 6. Qualification for registration as a Commonwealth or foreign practitioner.

    18. 7. Temporary registration.

    19. 7A.Visiting European veterinary surgeons

    20. 8. Supplementary veterinary register.

  5. Supplementary provisions as to the register and registration

    1. 9. Keeping, evidential effect and publication of the register.

    2. 10. Procedure for registration.

    3. 11. Power to make regulations, etc., with respect to the register.

    4. 12. Abbreviations of qualifications granted abroad.

    5. 13. Removal of names of deceased persons and of those who have ceased to practise.

    6. 14. Incorrect and fraudulent entries in the register.

  6. Disciplinary and similar proceedings

    1. 15. Preliminary investigation and disciplinary committees.

    2. 16. Removal of names from register for crime or disgraceful conduct.

    3. 17. Appeals in disciplinary and other cases.

    4. 18. Restoration of name after removal or suspension.

  7. Restriction of practice of veterinary surgery

    1. 19. Restriction of practice of veterinary surgery by unqualified persons.

    2. 20. Prohibition of use of practitioners’ titles by unqualified persons.

  8. Agreements with the Republic of Ireland

    1. 21. Power to give effect to agreements with the Republic of Ireland.

  9. Miscellaneous and general

    1. 22. Default powers of the Privy Council.

    2. 23. Exercise of powers conferred on the Privy Council.

    3. 24. Exemption from jury service.

    4. 25. Regulations, rules and orders.

    5. 26. Notices.

    6. 27. Interpretation.

    7. 28. Repeal, saving and transitional provisions.

    8. 29. Short title, extent and commencement.

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Provisions as to the Council

      1. Tenure of office of members and of President and Vice-Presidents

        1. 1.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the term...

        2. 2.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the term of...

        3. 3.A member of the Council may at any time, by...

        4. 4.An elected member of the Council, or a member of...

        5. 5.If a recognition order ceases to be in force for...

      2. Elections, appointments and casual vacancies

        1. 6.(1) Elections or appointments to fill any vacancy occurring under...

        2. 7.(1) Where a casual vacancy occurs among the elected members...

        3. 8.A person ceasing to be a member of the Council...

        4. 9.Elections of elected members of the Council shall be conducted...

        5. 10.A scheme under the last foregoing paragraph may be amended...

      3. Supplementary

        1. 11.The powers of the Council and any of its committees...

        2. 12. Provisions as to the Council

        3. 13. Provisions as to the Council

    2. SCHEDULE1A

      REGISTRATION OF COMMUNITY RIGHTS ENTITLED PERSONS: EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION

      1. Recognised European qualifications

        1. 1.(1) A person who holds a qualification referred to in...

      2. Other qualifications acquired prior to member State membership of the European Union

        1. 2.(1) A person who holds a qualification of a kind...

      3. Other qualifications granted in relevant European States

        1. 3.(1) A person who holds a qualification in veterinary surgery...

        2. 4.In this Schedule, “relevant qualification” means the qualification by virtue...

        3. 5.In this Schedule “Table B” means Table B below.

      4. TABLE A

        1. ...

      5. TABLE B

        1. Other qualifications acquired prior to member State membership of the European Union

    3. SCHEDULE1B

      VISITING VETERINARY SURGEONS FROM RELEVANT EUROPEAN STATES

      1. 1.Application and interpretation

      2. 2.(1) In this Schedule— (a) “visiting practitioner” means a person...

      3. 3.Registration in respect of the provision of occasional veterinary services

      4. 4.Entitlement to provide occasional veterinary services: first year

      5. 5.First provision of services: required documents

      6. 6.Entitlement to provide occasional services after first year: renewals

      7. 7.Duration of entitlements to provide occasional services

      8. 8.Registrar’s duty to notify person appearing not to have entitlement

    4. SCHEDULE 2

      Preliminary Investigation and Disciplinary Committees

      1. PARTI Constitution of the committees

        1. 1.Constitution of the committees

        2. 2.(1) The following may not be members of the preliminary...

        3. 3.(1) The quorum for a meeting of the preliminary investigation...

        4. 3A.Transitional provision

        5. 3B.Interpretation

      2. Part II Procedure of Disciplinary Committee

        1. 4.(1) For the purpose of any proceedings before the disciplinary...

        2. 5.(1) The Council shall make rules as to the procedure...

        3. 6.(1) For the purpose of advising the disciplinary committee on...

    5. SCHEDULE 3

      Exemptions from Restrictions on Practice of Veterinary Surgery

      1. Part I Treatment and Operations which may be Given or Carried Out by Unqualified Persons

        1. 1.Any minor medical treatment given to an animal by its...

        2. 2.Any medical treatment or any minor surgery (not involving entry...

        3. 3.The rendering in an emergency of first aid for the...

        4. 4.The performance by any person of or over the age...

        5. 5.The performance, by any person of the age of seventeen...

        6. 6.Any medical treatment or any minor surgery (not involving entry...

        7. 7.Any medical treatment or any minor surgery (not involving entry...

      2. Part II Exclusions from Provisions of Part I

        1. Nothing in section 19(4)(b) of this Act shall authorise—

    6. SCHEDULE 4

      Enactments Repealed

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