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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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6(1)The Council may act notwithstanding—

(a)any vacancy among its members, or

(b)that in consequence of one or more vacancies, the nominated members cease to form the majority of the total membership of the Council.

(2)At any meeting of the Council the quorum shall be 15 members including at least one nominated member from each of the National Boards.

(3)The Council may constitute committees of itself, for the purpose of transacting particular business of the Council.

(4)Persons who are not members of the Council may be appointed by it as members of such committees; but not more than one-third of the members of such a committee shall be persons appointed by virtue of this sub-paragraph.

(5)The Council may, by means of standing orders, regulate its own procedure and that of its standing committees and of any joint committee constituted by or under section 8, and that of any committees constituted under sub-paragraph (3) above, and may, to such extent and in such cases as may be permitted or required by orders of the Secretary of State or by its rules and standing orders, act through those standing and other committees.

(6)Before making any standing orders regarding the procedure of any joint committee constituted by or under section 8, the Council shall consult each of the National Boards.

(7)No defect in the appointment of any member shall invalidate any proceedings of the Council or of its committees or of any joint committee.

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