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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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23Interpretation and supplementary

(1)In this Act—

  • " by order " means by order in a statutory instrument; " the Central Council " and " the Council " mean the body established by section 1(1);

  • " elected members" has the meaning given by section 5(4)(b);

  • " the National Boards " and " the Boards " mean the bodies established by section 5(1);

  • " prescribed " means prescribed by the Secretary of State by order;

  • " the professional register " means the register maintained by the Council under section 10(1), and " registration " and " register " shall be construed accordingly;

  • " rules " means rules made by the Council; and

  • " training " includes education ; and for a person to be treated as " practising " he must be working in some capacity by virtue of a qualification in nursing, midwifery or health visiting as the case may be.

(2)Orders under this Act shall be subject to annulment by resolution of either House of Parliament; but this does not apply to—

(a)orders under section 22(4), Schedule 2, Part I, Schedule 3 or Schedule 5, Part I; or

(b)orders appointing a day for the purposes of any provision of this Act.

(3)Schedule 6 to this Act has effect for adapting the provisions of this Act there mentioned in their application to Northern Ireland and to the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland.

(4)The enactments specified in Schedule 7 are amended as there specified.

(5)The enactments specified in Schedule 8 are repealed to the extent there specified.

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