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Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960

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Part IConstitution of the Council

1(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Council shall consist of a total of twenty-one members and shall comprise—

(a)four persons appointed by the Privy Council and one person appointed by the Governor of Northern Ireland, of whom one person appointed by the Privy Council shall be resident in Scotland and another in Wales and of whom none shall be a registered medical practitioner or a member of a profession mentioned in section one of this Act;

(b)three persons appointed jointly by the Minister of Health, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Health and Local Government of Northern Ireland, of whom one only shall be a registered medical practitioner and none shall be a member of a profession mentioned as aforesaid ;

(c)seven persons (in this Schedule referred to as " representative members of the Council"), of whom one shall be appointed by each of the boards established under this Act from among the representative members of that board ;

(d)three registered medical practitioners, of whom one shall be appointed by each of the English Colleges ;

(e)two registered medical practitioners appointed jointly by the Scottish Corporations ; and

(f)one registered medical practitioner appointed by the General Medical Council.

(2)For each representative member of the Council there shall be an alternate member who shall, subject to the provisions of this Schedule, be appointed from among its representative members by the same board and on the same occasion as the member for whom he is alternate.

2Each board may appoint two persons to act as additional members of the Council (without the right to vote) at a meeting at which the Council is considering a matter appearing to the Council to be of special interest to registered members of the profession for which the board is established

3(1)During the initial period as respects a board, the representative member of the Council and his alternate member who, apart from this sub-paragraph, are required to be appointed by the board from among its representative members shall instead be appointed jointly by the Ministers of the Crown mentioned in paragraph (b) above from among the members of the relevant profession.

(2)Before making an appointment under this paragraph as respects any profession, the said Ministers shall consult the body or bodies specified as respects that profession in the Second Schedule to the National Health Service (Medical Auxiliaries) Regulations, 1954 (which relate to the qualifications of persons for employment under the National Health Service in the professions mentioned in section one of this Act); and a person shall not be eligible for appointment under this paragraph unless—

(a)he is qualified, in relation to the profession in question, as mentioned in regulation 3 of those regulations or the corresponding provision in force in Scotland ; or

(b)he is recommended for appointment by the body or one of the bodies specified as aforesaid.

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