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Health and Social Care Act 2008

Section 98: The Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator

297.Section 98 establishes the OHPA as a body corporate. It is to have functions relating to doctors, optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses (i.e. the professions regulated by the Medical Act 1983 and the Opticians Act 1989). Section 98 also gives effect to Schedule 6 which makes detailed provision for the constitution and membership of the OHPA. The establishment of this body requires a number of consequential amendments to other enactments. These are contained in Schedule 10.

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