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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. 12.Removal from, and restoration to, register

    4. 13.Appeals

    5. 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. 23.Interpretation and supplementary

    4. 24.Citation, etc.

    1. Schedule 1

      Constitution etc. of Central Council

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

        1. 1.(1) Each of the National Boards shall nominate as members...

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

        1. Tenure of office of members and chairman etc.

          1. 2.(1) In the first instance, members of the Council shall...

          2. 3.(1) Where the place of a member becomes vacant before...

          3. 4.(1) If the chairman or deputy chairman ceases to be...

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

        2. Procedure

          1. 6.(1) The Council may act notwithstanding— (a) any vacancy among...

        3. Remuneration, allowances and pensions

          1. 7.The Council may pay— (a) to its employees such remuneration,...

        4. Documents

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

    2. Schedule 2

      Constitution etc. of National Boards

      1. Part I Elections to National Boards

        1. 1.(1) The Central Council shall, within the period of two...

      2. Part II Other provisions with respect to National Boards

        1. Tenure of office of members and chairmen

          1. 2.(1) With effect from the appointed day, members of each...

          2. 3.(1) Where the place of a member becomes vacant before...

          3. 4.(1) If the chairman or deputy chairman of a Board...

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

        2. Procedure

          1. 6.(1) A Board may act notwithstanding— (a) any vacancy among...

        3. Remuneration, allowances and pensions

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

        4. Documents

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

    3. 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...

    4. Schedule 4

      Qualification of Auditors

      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...

    5. 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...

        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...

    6. Schedule 6

      Adaptations for Northern Ireland and its National Board

      1. 1.In sections, 5, 7, 9, 17, 19, 20, 22 and...

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

      3. 3.In section 23(1)— (a) in the definition of " by...

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

      5. 5.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 3, for " in England...

    7. 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.In section 5(1), for "qualified nurse" substitute registered nurse ....

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

      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. 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.In Schedule 1 to the Commissioner for Complaints Act (Northern...

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

        1. 16.In section 2(e) of the Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies...

        2. 17.In section 10(1)— (a) omit the definitions of Joint Council...

        3. 18.Omit section 10(2).

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

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

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

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

      10. Nursing Homes Act 1975 (c. 37)

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

        2. 24.In section 20(1)— (a) for the definition of " pupil...

        3. 25.Omit section 20(2).

      11. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      15. Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

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

      16. Scotland Act 1978 (c. 51)

        1. 32.In Schedule 13 to the Scotland Act 1978, at the...

      17. Wales Act 1978 (c. 52)

        1. 33.In Schedule 7 to the Wales Act 1978, at the...

      18. 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.After Article 17(1), insert— (1A) The Health and Social Services...

      19. Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1041 (N.I. 14))

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

      20. 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...

      21. Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (5./. 1976/2147 (N.I. 28))

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

    8. Schedule 8

      Repeals

      1. Orders in Council

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