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(1)There shall be a body corporate to be known as the General Osteopathic Council (referred to in this Act as “the General Council”).
(2)It shall be the duty of the General Council to develop, promote and regulate the profession of osteopathy.
(3)The General Council shall have such other functions as are conferred on it by this Act.
(4)Part I of the Schedule shall have effect with respect to the constitution of the General Council.
(5)There shall be four committees of the General Council, to be known as—
(a)the Education Committee;
(b)the Investigating Committee;
(c)the Professional Conduct Committee; and
(d)the Health Committee.
(6)The four committees are referred to in this Act as “the statutory committees”.
(7)Each of the statutory committees shall have the functions conferred on it by or under this Act.
(8)The General Council may establish such other committees as it considers appropriate in connection with the discharge of its functions.
(9)Part II of the Schedule shall have effect with respect to the statutory committees.
(10)At the request of the General Council, Her Majesty may by Order in Council make such provision with respect to the matters dealt with by the Schedule as Her Majesty considers appropriate in consultation with the General Council.
(11)Any such Order in Council shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(12)Any provision under subsection (10) may be made either in substitution for, or as an addition to, that made by any provision of the Schedule.
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