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Health and Social Care Act 2008

Regulation of Health Professions and Health and Social Care Workforce

90.Much of Part 2 of the Act has a UK extent.

91.The provisions for the regulation of the social care workforce extend to England and Wales only. The regulation-making powers will enable the Secretary of State to make regulations in relation to England, and the Welsh Ministers to make regulations in relation to Wales.

92.The provision about the conferral of functions on responsible officers in relation to the regulation of medical practitioners extends to the whole of the UK. The provision enabling certain additional functions to be conferred on responsible officers extends to England and Wales and Northern Ireland only, whilst that enabling a duty to be imposed on healthcare organisations to co-operate extends to England and Wales only.

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