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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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22Central Council rules

(1)The Council may make rules for the purpose of giving effect to this Act, and in particular with respect to anything which by this Act is required or authorised to be determined by rules.

(2)Rules under this Act may make different provision in relation to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.

(3)Before making any rules under this Act, the Council shall consult—

(a)representatives of any group of persons who appear likely to be affected by the proposed rules; and

(b)the National Boards for the parts of the United Kingdom to which the proposed rules are to extend.

(4)Rules under section 12 shall not come into force until approved by order by the Lord Chancellor and, in the case of rules which apply to proceedings in Scotland, the Lord Advocate ; otherwise, rules come into force only when approved by the Secretary of State by order.

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