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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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19Finances of Council and Boards

(1)The Central Council and the National Boards may each charge such fees, in respect of such matters, as are determined by them respectively with the approval of the Secretary of State, including fees in connection with the training, qualification, examination and certification of nurses, midwives and health visitors.

(2)Subject to this section, fees received by the Council and Boards shall be applied to defray the expenses of the Council and Boards respectively.

(3)The Secretary of State may make grants to the Council and the Boards towards expenses incurred, or to be incurred, by them with the approval of the Secretary of State in connection with—

(a)the initial establishment of the Council and Boards;

(b)the promotion by the Council and Boards of improvements in the education and training of nurses, midwives and health visitors;

(c)the performance by the National Boards of their duties under paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 6(1) above.

(4)The Council shall reimburse the Boards in respect of expenditure incurred by them with the former's approval in so far as that expenditure is not defrayed by fees received by the Boards, or funded by the Secretary of State with grants under subsection (3).

(5)Any sums required by the Secretary of State for making grants under subsection (3) shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

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