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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Central Council

    1. 1. Constitution of Central Council.

    2. 2. Functions of Council.

    3. 3. Standing committees of Council

    4. 4. The Midwifery Committee.

  3. The National Boards and their relationship to the Central Council

    1. 5. Constitution of National Boards.

    2. 6. Functions of Boards.

    3. 7. Standing committees of Boards.

    4. 8. Joint committees of Council and Boards.

    5. 9. Local training committees.

  4. Registration

    1. 10. The professional register.

    2. 11. Admission to register.

    3. 11A. Deemed registration of visiting EEC nurses and midwives.

    4. 12. Removed from, and restoration to, register.

    5. 12A. Cautions.

    6. 13. Appeals.

    7. 14. False claim of professional qualification.

  5. Miscellaneous provisions about midwifery

    1. 15. Rules as to midwifery practice.

    2. 16. Local supervision of midwifery practice.

    3. 17. Attendance by unqualified persons at childbirth.

    4. 18. Jury service in Scotland.

  6. Financial provisions

    1. 19. Finances of Council and Boards.

    2. 20. Accounts of Council and Boards.

  7. Miscellaneous and general

    1. 21. Dissolution of existing bodies, etc.

    2. 22. Central Council rules.

    3. 22A. Community documents.

    4. 22B. Visiting EEC nurses and midwives.

    5. 23. Interpretation and supplementary.

    6. 24. Citation, etc.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1

      Constitution etc. of Central Council

      1. Variation of membership

        1. 1.(1) If the Secretary of State approves a proposal submitted...

      2. Variation of electoral scheme

        1. 2.(1) The Council may vary the electoral scheme with the...

      3. Tenure of office of members and president etc.

        1. 3.(1) Appointment as a member of the Council shall be...

        2. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where a person (“ the former...

        3. 5.(1) Where a member of the Council or any of...

        4. 6.If the president or vice-president ceases to be a member...

      4. Procedure

        1. 7.(1) The Council may act notwithstanding— (a) any vacancy among...

      5. Remuneration, allowances and pensions

        1. 8.(1) The Council may pay to its President such remuneration,...

      6. Documents

        1. 9.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

    2. SCHEDULE 1

      Constitution etc. of Central Council

      1. PART I Nomination of members of Central Council by National Boards

      2. Part II Other provisions with respect to constitution etc. of Central Council

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Constitution etc. of National Boards

      1. Part I Nomination of members of Central Council by National Boards

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Part II Other provisions with respect to National Boards

        1. Tenure of office of members and chairmen

          1. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          2. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          3. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          4. 5.(1) In Part III of Schedule 1 to the House...

        2. Procedure

          1. 6.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. Remuneration, allowances and pensions

          1. 7.A Board may pay— (a) to its employees such remuneration,...

        4. Documents

          1. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      Proceedings before Council and committees

      1. 1.For purposes of proceedings under section 12 before the Council...

      2. 2.(1) For purposes of proceedings under section 12 before the...

      3. 3.(1) The Central Council shall appoint assessors (either generally or...

      4. 4.(1) The Lord Chancellor and, for proceedings in Scotland, the...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      1. 1.A person is qualified for the purposes of section 20(2)...

      2. 2.Those bodies are— the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England...

      3. 3.A person is also qualified if he is a member...

      4. 4.A Scottish firm is qualified if each of the partners...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      Transitional provisions, etc.

      1. Part I Transfer of property and staff etc. from existing bodies

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “the new statutory bodies” means the Central...

        2. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may by order provide for...

        3. 3.Orders under paragraph 2 shall provide for persons suffering loss...

        4. 4.Any dispute arising as to whether or not—

        5. 5.Any property, rights and liabilities (other than rights and liabilities...

        6. 6.(1) Where a person formerly employed by any of the...

      2. Part II Continuation of disciplinary proceedings

        1. 7.Where on the appointed day any disciplinary proceedings—

        2. 8.An appeal by a person aggrieved by a decision of...

        3. 9.In this Part of this Schedule “the appointed day” means...

    7. SCHEDULE 6

      Adaptations for Northern Ireland and its National Board

      1. 1.In sections, 5, 6,19, 20, 22 and 23, and Schedules...

      2. 2.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, in the...

      3. 2A.In section 5, for subsections (2) to (7) substitute—

      4. 3.In section 23(1)— (a) in the definition of “by order”,...

      5. 4.In section 23(2) at the end add—

      6. 5.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 3, for “in England and...

    8. SCHEDULE 7

      Amendments of Enactments

      1. Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938 (c. 73)

        1. 1.In section 1(3)(d) of the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act...

        2. 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 3.In section 10— (a) omit the definitions of “ qualified...

      2. Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951 (c.55)

        1. 4.In section 27 of the Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951—

        2. 5.In section 29 for “ registered nurse” substitute “ registered...

        3. 6.In section 32, omit the definition of “ certified midwife”....

      3. Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (c. 20)

        1. 6A.In section 33— (a) in section (5) omit the words...

        2. 7.In section 11(1) and (1A) of the Births and Deaths...

      4. Nurses Agencies Act 1957 (c.16)

        1. 8.In section 1 of the Nurses Agencies Act 1957—

        2. 9.In section 3(2), for “ registered nurse” substitute “ registered...

        3. 10.In section 8, omit the definitions of “ certified midwife”...

      5. Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act 1962 (c. 33)

        1. 11.In paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Health Visiting...

      6. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c.49)

        1. 12.In section 21(2) and (3) of the Registration of Births,...

        2. 13.Omit section 21(6)

      7. Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

        1. 14.In section 11 of the Medicines Act 1968—

      8. Commissioner for Complaints Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 25 N.I.)

        1. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.32 N.I.)

        1. 16. Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.32 N.I.)

        2. 17. Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.32 N.I.)

        3. 18. Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.32 N.I.)

        4. 19.In section 11— (a) in subsection (1), for paragraphs (a)...

        5. 20.In section 19 omit the definitions of “ enrolled nurse”...

        6. 21.In section 20 omit the definitions of “ the Act...

        7. 22.In Schedule 1, omit the entry relating to the Nurses...

        8. 23.In section 4(e) of the Nursing Homes Act 1975 for...

        9. 24. Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.32 N.I.)

        10. 25. Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.32 N.I.)

      10. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65)

        1. 26.In paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 4 to the Sex Discrimination...

      11. Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 (c. 34)

        1. 27.In Schedule 1 to the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976,...

      12. National Health Service Act 1977 (c.49)

        1. 28.In section 128(1) of the National Health Service Act 1977...

      13. National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29)

        1. 29.In section 108(1) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act...

      14. Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

        1. 30.In Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978 (words and...

      15. Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (c. 44)

        1. 31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 32—33.. . . . . . . . . ....

      16. Health and Personal Social Services Order (Northern Ireland) 1972 (S.I. 1972/1265 (N.I.14))

        1. 34.In Article 17(1) of the Health and Personal Social Services...

        2. 35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      17. Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15))

        1. 36.In Article 2(2) of the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern...

      18. Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15))

        1. 37.In paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 5 to the Sex Discrimination...

      19. Industrial Relations (No.2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/2147 (N.I. 28))

        1. 38.In Article 15(4) of the Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern...

    9. SCHEDULE 8

      Repeals

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