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Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015

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General Osteopathic Council

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3(1)The Osteopaths Act 1993 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1 (the General Osteopathic Council and its committees), after subsection (3) insert—

(3A)The over-arching objective of the General Council in exercising its functions is the protection of the public.

(3B)The pursuit by the General Council of its over-arching objective involves the pursuit of the following objectives—

(a)to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and well-being of the public;

(b)to promote and maintain public confidence in the profession of osteopathy; and

(c)to promote and maintain proper professional standards and conduct for members of that profession.

(3)In the Schedule, in Part 2 (statutory committees of the General Osteopathic Council)—

(a)after paragraph 34A insert—

34BIn exercising a function under section 8 or 22, the Professional Conduct Committee (or any panel by which the function is exercisable as mentioned in paragraph 34A) must have regard to the over-arching objective of the General Council under section 1(3A) (read with section 1(3B)).;

(b)after paragraph 38A insert—

38BIn exercising a function under section 23, the Health Committee (or any panel by which the function is exercisable as mentioned in paragraph 38A) must have regard to the over-arching objective of the General Council under section 1(3A) (read with section 1(3B)).

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