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60 Regulation of health care and associated professions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision—

(a)modifying the regulation of any profession to which subsection (2) applies, so far as appears to Her to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of securing or improving the regulation of the profession or the services which the profession provides or to which it contributes,

(b)regulating any other profession which appears to Her to be concerned (wholly or partly) with the physical or mental health of individuals and to require regulation in pursuance of this section.

[F1(c)modifying the functions, powers or duties of the Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals,

(d)modifying the list of regulatory bodies (in section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002) in relation to which that Council performs its functions,

(e)modifying, as respects any such regulatory body, the range of functions of that body in relation to which the Council performs its functions.]

F1(2)The professions referred to in subsection (1)(a) are—

(a)the professions regulated by the M1Pharmacy Act 1954, the M2Medical Act 1983, the M3Dentists Act 1984, the M4Opticians Act 1989, the M5Osteopaths Act 1993 and the M6Chiropractors Act 1994,

(b)the professions regulated by [F2the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001]F2 ,

(c)the professions regulated by [F3the Health Professions Order 2001]F3 ,

(d)any other profession regulated by an Order in Council under this section.

(3)The Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 and the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997 are to cease to have effect.

(4)Schedule 3 (which makes further provision about Orders under this section) is to have effect.

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F2Words in s. 60(2)(b) substituted by The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/253), art. 54(3), Sch. 5 para. 16(a) (with savings in art. 3(18) and transitional provisions in art. 54(1), Sch. 2) (the amendment coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3) of the amending S.I.)

F3Words in s. 60(2)(c) substituted by The Health Professions Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/254), art. 48(3), Sch. 4 para. 8(a) (with savings in art. 3(19) and transitional provisions in art. 48(1), Sch. 2) (the amendment coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3) of the amending S.I.)

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I1S. 60 partly in force; s. 60 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 67(1); s. 60(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.7.1999, see s. 67(3); s. 60(1)(2)(4) in force at 15.3.2000 by S.I. 2000/779, art. 2(1) (subject to art. 2(2)); s. 60(3) in force for certain further purposes at 11.5.2001 by S.I. 2001/1985, art. 2(2); s. 60(3) in force for certain further purposes at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2002/1167, arts. 2-5

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61 English and Scottish border provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for any functions to which subsection (2) applies which are specified in the Order, so far as exercisable in respect of the provision of services to persons in English border areas, to be exercisable (instead of any corresponding function to which subsection (4) applies) in respect of the provision of the services in question to persons in Scottish border areas who are specified in the Order.

(2)This subsection applies to any functions under the 1977 Act, or Part I of the M7National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997, which are exercisable by the Secretary of State or any [F4Strategic Health Authority]F4 or Primary Care Trust.

(3)Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for any functions to which subsection (4) applies which are specified in the Order, so far as exercisable in respect of the provision of services to persons in Scottish border areas, to be exercisable (instead of any corresponding function to which subsection (2) applies) in respect of the provision of the services in question to persons in English border areas who are specified in the Order.

(4)This subsection applies to any functions under the 1978 Act, or Part I of the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997, which are exercisable by the Scottish Ministers or any Health Board or NHS trust established under the 1978 Act.

(5)In this section—

  • English border area” means the area of any [F5Primary Care Trust]F5 adjacent to Scotland,

  • Scottish border area” means the area of any Health Board adjacent to England.

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F4Words in s. 61(2) substituted (1.10.2002 for E.W., otherwise prosp.) by National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17), ss. 1(3), 42(3), Sch. 1 para. 54; S.I. 2002/2478, art. 3(1)(c) (subject to arts. 2(2), 3(3) and with transitional provisions in art. 4)

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