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Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960

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Part IIConstitution of the Boards

4(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, a board shall consist of the total number of members specified as respects that board in the second column of the following table and shall comprise—

(a)the number of persons so specified in the third column of the table, who shall be members of the relevant profession chosen to represent the members of that profession (and who in this Schedule are referred to as " representative members of the board");

(b)the number of persons so specified in the fourth column of the table, who shall be registered medical practitioners nominated as indicated in that column ;

(c)one person (as indicated in the fifth column of the table) appearing to the Council, after consultation with the Minister of Education and the Secretary of State for Scotland, to be specially qualified to advise the board on problems affecting professional education generally ; and

(d)the number of other persons (if any) specified as respects the board in the sixth column of the table, who shall be persons appearing to the Council to satisfy the relevant requirements of paragraph 7 of this Schedule. Table

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
BoardTotal number of membersRepresentative membersMedical practitioners nominated by:—Experts in professional educationOther members

(a)

The English Colleges jointly

(b)

The Scottish Corporations jointly

(c)

The British Medical Association

(d)

The Society of Medical Officers of Health

Chiropodists1161111l
Dietitians15811l4
Medical Laboratory Technicians13741__i_
Occupational Therapists17931112
Physiotherapists17941111
Radiographers13731l1
Remedial Gymnasts1162111

(2)For each representative member of a board there shall be an alternate member who shall, subject to paragraph 11 of this Schedule, be elected or appointed on the same occasion as the member for whom he is alternate.

5(1)At least one representative member of a board and his alternate member shall reside and practise the relevant profession in Scotland and at least one other representative member of a board and his alternate member shall reside and practise that profession in Wales:

Provided that the foregoing requirement as to Scotland shall not apply to the Occupational Therapists Board, but at least two representative members of that board and their alternate members shall reside in Scotland and shall practise and have been trained as occupational therapists there.

(2)If a matter appearing to a board to be of special interest to registered members of the relevant profession residing and practising that profession in Northern Ireland is to be considered at a meeting of the board and no representative member, or alternate member acting as a member, of the board at the meeting resides and practices as aforesaid, the board shall appoint a registered member of the profession who so resides and practises to act as an additional member of the board (without the right to vote) while the matter in question is being considered.

(3)Five representative members of the Radiographers Board and their alternate members shall be diagnostic radiographers and the other representative and alternate members of that board shall be radiotherapeutic radiographers.

6Before the English Colleges or the Scottish Corporations nominate a person for appointment as a member of a board in pursuance of paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 4 above, they shall consult such body or bodies (if any) as they consider appropriate in relation to that nomination, being a body or bodies appearing to them to represent medical practitioners specialising in a field with which the board will be concerned.

7(1)Of the four members of the Dietitians Board appointed in pursuance of paragraph (d) of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 4 above—

one shall be a member of the teaching staff of a university department concerned with the teaching of nutrition,

one shall be a member of the teaching staff of an institution where dietitians are trained,

one shall be an expert in the subject of nutrition working in the field of human nutrition, and

the other shall be a biochemist.

(2)Of the two members of the Occupational Therapists Board appointed in pursuance of the said paragraph (d), one shall be a person engaged in industry or technical education and the other shall be a member of the teaching staff of a university.

(3)The member of the Physiotherapists Board and the Radiographers Board appointed as aforesaid shall be a physicist.

(4)The member of the Remedial Gymnasts Board so appointed shall be an expert in physical education.

(5)Before making any appointment in pursuance of the said paragraph (d) the Council shall consult such bodies or persons as appear to it to be appropriate in relation to that appointment.

8(1)The members of a board, other than the representative members, shall be appointed by the Council.

(2)Subject to paragraph 11 of this Schedule, the representative and alternate members of a board taking office after the initial period shall be registered members of the relevant profession elected by the registered members of that profession in accordance with a scheme for that board prepared by the Council in consultation with the board and approved by the Privy Council.

(3)The representative and alternate members of a board taking office during the initial period shall be appointed by the Council after consultation with the relevant body or bodies mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 3 of this Schedule; and a person shall not be eligible for appointment under this sub-paragraph unless he is qualified or recommended as mentioned in that sub-paragraph:

Provided that in exercising its powers under this sub-paragraph the Council shall appoint the representative member of the Council and his alternate member appointed under paragraph 3 of this Schedule by Ministers instead of by the board to be two of the representative members of the board.

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