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Health Act 1999

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10In this Schedule—

  • “Order” means an Order in Council under section 60,

  • “regulatory body”, in relation to any profession, means the body (or main body) responsible for the regulation of the profession,

and other expressions used in this Schedule and in the 1977 Act have the same meaning in this Schedule as in that Act.

11(1)The powers conferred by section 60 may be exercised so as to regulate a profession which is not regulated by any enactment (whether established before or after the passing of this Act).

(2)References to regulation, in relation to a profession, in that section and this Schedule include—

(a)the regulation of persons seeking admission to practice or who were, but are no longer, allowed to practise as members of the profession,

(b)the regulation of activities carried on by persons who are not members of the profession but which are carried on in connection with the practice of the profession,

(c)in the case of the profession of medical practitioner, the regulation of the qualifications or experience required for a medical practitioner to provide, or assist in the provision of, general medical services under the 1977 Act,

(d)in the case of the profession of dental practitioner, the regulation of the qualifications or experience required for a dental practitioner to provide, or assist in the provision of, general dental services under the 1977 Act.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(c), the reference to the provision of general medical services includes the performance of personal medical services and the reference to the 1977 Act includes arrangements under section 28C of that Act.

12(1)The powers conferred by section 60 extend to the regulation of—

(a)the profession regulated by the [S.I. 1976/1213 (N.I.22).] Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, and

(b)activities carried on by persons who are not members of that profession but which are carried on in connection with the practice of that profession,

only in relation to the matters dealt with in sections 80 to 83 of the [1968 c. 67.] Medicines Act 1968.

(2)But an Order may not provide for any function conferred by any of those sections on the Statutory Committee to be exercised, in relation to Northern Ireland, otherwise than by the committee appointed under Article 19 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.

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