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Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015

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5Objectives in relation to the regulation of health and social care professions

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(1)In section 25 of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care), for subsection (2A) substitute—

(2A)The over-arching objective of the Authority in exercising its functions under subsection (2)(b) to (d) is the protection of the public.

(2B)The pursuit by the Authority 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 professions regulated by the regulatory bodies;

(c)to promote and maintain proper professional standards and conduct for members of those professions;

(d)to promote and maintain proper standards in relation to the carrying on of retail pharmacy businesses at registered pharmacies (as defined in article 3(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231)); and

(e)to promote and maintain proper standards and conduct for business registrants (as defined in section 36(1) of the Opticians Act 1989).

(2)The Schedule makes provision with respect to the objectives of regulatory bodies in relation to which the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care exercises functions.

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