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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The General Council and its committees

    1. 1. The General Osteopathic Council and its committees.

  3. Registration of osteopaths

    1. 2. The Registrar of Osteopaths.

    2. 3. Full registration.

    3. 4. Conditional registration.

    4. 5. Provisional registration.

    5. 6. Registration: supplemental provision.

    6. 7. Suspension of registration.

    7. 8. Restoration to the register of osteopaths who have been struck off.

    8. 9. Access to the register etc.

    9. 10. Fraud or error in relation to registration.

  4. Professional education

    1. 11. The Education Committee.

    2. 12. Visitors.

    3. 13. The standard of proficiency.

    4. 14. Recognition of qualifications.

    5. 15. Recognition of qualifications: supplemental.

    6. 16. Withdrawal of recognition.

    7. 17. Post registration training.

    8. 18. Information to be given by institutions.

  5. Professional conduct and fitness to practise

    1. 19. The Code of Practice.

    2. 20. Professional conduct and fitness to practise.

    3. 21. Interim suspension powers of the Investigating Committee.

    4. 22. Consideration of allegations by the Professional Conduct Committee.

    5. 23. Consideration of allegations by the Health Committee.

    6. 24. Interim suspension powers of the Professional Conduct Committee and the Health Committee.

    7. 25. Revocation of interim suspension orders.

    8. 26. Investigation of allegations: procedural rules.

    9. 27. Legal assessors.

    10. 28. Medical assessors.

  6. Appeals

    1. 29. Appeals against decisions of the Registrar.

    2. 30. Appeals against decisions of the Health Committee.

    3. 31. Appeals against decisions of the Professional Conduct Committee and appeal tribunals.

  7. Offences

    1. 32. Offences.

  8. Monopolies and competition

    1. 33. Competition and anti-competitive practices.

  9. Miscellaneous

    1. 34. Default powers of the Privy Council.

    2. 35. Rules.

    3. 36. Exercise of powers of Privy Council.

    4. 37. Professional indemnity insurance.

    5. 38. Data protection and access to personal health information.

    6. 39. Exemption from provisions about rehabilitation of offenders.

    7. 40. Financial provisions.

  10. Supplemental

    1. 41. Interpretation.

    2. 42. Short title, commencement, transitional provisions and extent.

    1. SCHEDULE

      The General Council and Committees

      1. Part I The General Council

        1. Membership

          1. 1.The General Council shall consist of— (a) 12 members elected...

          2. 2.The quorum of the General Council shall be 12.

          3. 3.Subject to paragraphs 4 to 7, each member’s term of...

          4. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where a member fails to complete...

          5. 5.Any member may at any time resign by notice in...

          6. 6.Every member shall retire on reaching the age of 70....

          7. 7.The General Council shall by rules make provision as to...

          8. 8.No person shall be prevented from being elected or from...

        2. Members elected by fully registered osteopaths

          1. 9.(1) This paragraph and paragraph 10 apply in relation to...

          2. 10.The General Council shall make further provision by rules in...

        3. Members appointed by the Privy Council

          1. 11.(1) Of the 8 members appointed by the Privy Council—...

        4. Members appointed by the Education Committee

          1. 12.(1) The 3 members appointed by the Education Committee shall...

        5. The member appointed by the Secretary of State

          1. 13.The member appointed by the Secretary of State shall be...

        6. The Chairman

          1. 14.(1) The members of the General Council shall elect a...

        7. Powers of the General Council

          1. 15.(1) Subject to any provision made by or under this...

      2. Part II The Statutory Committees

        1. General

          1. 16.(1) The members of the statutory committees, other than co-opted...

          2. 17.(1) The co-option of any person to any of the...

          3. 18.A person shall not be prevented from being a member...

          4. 19.Any member of a statutory committee (other than a co-opted...

          5. 20.The General Council may by rules make provision with respect...

          6. 21.(1) The General Council shall make rules regulating the procedure...

          7. 22.(1) If it appears to the General Council that any...

          8. 23.(1) The powers of any statutory committee may be exercised...

          9. 24.(1) A person may be a member of more than...

        2. The Education Committee

          1. 25.(1) The Education Committee shall consist of—

          2. 26.The Committee may co-opt up to 8 further members.

          3. 27.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the members of the Committee...

          4. 28.The quorum of the Committee shall be 7, of whom...

          5. 29.(1) The 3 members appointed to the General Council by...

        3. The Investigating Committee

          1. 30.The Investigating Committee shall consist of at least 8 members...

          2. 31.The Committee may co-opt up to 8 further members.

          3. 32.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the members of the Committee...

          4. 33.The quorum of the Committee shall be 7, of whom...

        4. The Professional Conduct Committee

          1. 34.The Professional Conduct Committee shall consist of at least 6...

          2. 35.The Committee may co-opt up to 4 further members.

          3. 36.(1) If the Chairman of the General Council is a...

          4. 37.The quorum of the Committee shall be 5, of whom...

        5. The Health Committee

          1. 38.The Health Committee shall consist of at least 6 members...

          2. 39.The Committee may co-opt up to 4 further members.

          3. 40.(1) If the Chairman of the General Council is a...

          4. 41.The quorum of the Committee shall be 5, none of...

      3. Part III Transitional Provisions

        1. The initial membership of the General Council

          1. 42.When first constituted, the membership of the General Council shall...

        2. The transitional periods

          1. 43.In this Part— “the three year transitional period” means the...

        3. The osteopathic members

          1. 44.(1) During the three year transitional period, paragraph 1(a) shall...

        4. The lay members

          1. 45.(1) The members appointed by the Privy Council under paragraph...

        5. The education members

          1. 46.(1) During the four year transitional period, paragraph 1(c) shall...

        6. The Secretary of State’s nominee

          1. 47.Subject to paragraphs 4, 5 and 7, the term of...

        7. Appointment of first Chairman

          1. 48.(1) The first Chairman of the General Council shall be...

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