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Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960

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Establishment of a Council and boards for certain professions supplementary to medicine

1The Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine, and the boards

(1)There shall be a body, to be called the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (in this Act referred to as " the Council") which shall have the general function of co-ordinating and supervising the activities of the boards established under this Act, and the additional functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2)For each of the following professions, that is to say, chiropodists, dietitians, medical laboratory technicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and remedial gymnasts, there shall be a body, to be called the Chiropodists Board, the Dietitians Board, and similarly for the other professions, which shall have the general function of promoting high standards of professional education and professional conduct among members of the relevant profession, and the additional functions assigned to it by this Act.

(3)The Council shall perform its general function of co-ordinating and supervising the activities of the boards—

(a)by making to each board, or inviting the board to make to the Council, proposals as to the activities to be carried on by the board or other boards;

(b)by recommending a board to carry on such activities, or to limit its activities in such manner, as the Council considers appropriate after consultation with the board on the proposals aforesaid ;

(c)by concerning itself with matters appearing to it to be of special interest to any two or more of the boards, and by giving the boards such advice and assistance as it thinks fit with respect to such matters;

(d)by exercising its powers under the following provisions of this Act in such manner as the Council considers most conducive to the satisfactory performance by each board of the board's functions under this Act.

(4)The Council shall be constituted in accordance with Part I of the First Schedule to this Act and each board shall be constituted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Part II of that Schedule; and the supplementary provisions contained in Part III of that Schedule shall have effect (so far as applicable) with respect to the Council and the boards.

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