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2Health professionals

(1)In this Act “health professional” means any of the following, namely—

(a)a registered medical practitioner;

(b)a registered dentist;

(c)a registered optician;

(d)a registered pharmaceutical chemist;

(e)a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor;

(f)a registered chiropodist, dietician, occupational therapist, orthoptist or physiotherapist;

(g)a clinical psychologist, child psychotherapist or speech therapist;

(h)an art or music therapist employed by a health service body; and

(i)a scientist employed by such a body as head of a department.

(2)Subsection (1)(a) above shall be deemed to include any person who is provisionally registered under section 15 or 21 of the [1983 c. 54.] Medical Act 1983 and is engaged in such employment as is mentioned in subsection (3) of that section.

(3)If, after the passing of this Act, an order is made under section 10 of the [1960 c. 66.] Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960, the Secretary of State may by order make such consequential amendments of subsection (1)(f) above as may appear to him to be necessary or expedient.

(4)The provisions of this Act shall apply in relation to health professionals in the public service of the Crown as they apply in relation to other health professionals.

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