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Scotland Act 1998


This reserves the regulation of the health professions.  This includes professional qualifications, eligibility to practice and control over standards of professional competence and conduct.  This does not reserve matters such as the pay and conditions of service of the health professions within the National Health Service in Scotland or their deployment and management.

Health professions are defined for the purposes of this reservation in the interpretation paragraph as meaning the professions regulated by various enactments.  The professions regulated by the specified enactments include doctors, dentists, dental auxiliaries, opticians, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, health visitors, chiropodists, dieticians, physiotherapists, medical laboratory scientific officers, orthoptists, prosthetists and orthotists, arts therapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, osteopaths, chiropractors and veterinary surgeons.

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