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Health Act 1999

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7(1)An Order may not abolish the regulatory body of any profession to which section 60(2)(a) applies, any regulatory body established by an Order as the successor to the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine or the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting or any other regulatory body established by an Order.

(2)An Order may not impose any requirement which would have the effect that a majority of the members of the regulatory body of any profession would be persons not included in the register of members admitted to practice.

(3)An Order may not provide for any function conferred on the Privy Council, in relation to any profession to which section 60(2)(a) applies, to be exercised by a different person.

8(1)Where an enactment provides, in relation to any profession, for any function mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) to be exercised by the regulatory body or any of its committees or officers, an Order may not provide for any person other than that regulatory body or any of its committees or officers to exercise that function.

(2)The functions are—

(a)keeping the register of members admitted to practice,

(b)determining standards of education and training for admission to practice,

(c)giving advice about standards of conduct and performance,

(d)administering procedures (including making rules) relating to misconduct, unfitness to practise and similar matters.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1), “enactment” does not include any enactment contained in or made under the [1960 c. 66.] Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 or the [1997 c. 24.] Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997.

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