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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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6Functions of Boards

(1)The National Boards shall in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively—

(a)provide, or arrange for others to provide, at institutions approved by the Board—

(i)courses of training with a view to enabling persons to qualify for registration as nurses, mid-wives or health visitors or for the recording of additional qualifications in the register ; and

(ii)courses of further training for those already registered;

(b)ensure that such courses meet the requirements of the Central Council as to their content and standard;

(c)hold, or arrange for others to hold, such examinations as are necessary to enable persons to satisfy requirements for registration or to obtain additional qualifications ;

(d)collaborate with the Council in the promotion of improved training methods; and

(e)carry out investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, with a view to proceedings before the Central Council or a committee of the Council for a person to be removed from the register.

(2)The National Boards shall discharge their functions subject to and in accordance with any applicable rules of the Council and shall have proper regard for the interests of all groups within the professions, including those with minority representation.

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