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Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960

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10Power to extend or restrict application of Act

(1)If the Council considers it appropriate, after consulting any existing boards appearing to the Council to be concerned.—

(a)that this Act should be extended to a profession which appears to the Council to be supplementary to medicine and is not mentioned in section one of this Act; or

(b)that having regard to changes in the activities usually carried on by persons practising a profession mentioned in the said section one, this Act should cease to extend to that profession; or

(c)that, in view of the amalgamation or proposed amalgamation of a profession mentioned in the said section one with another profession or other professions (whether so mentioned or not), a single board with a name appropriate for the amalgamated professions should be established under this Act; or

(d)that, in view of a proposal to exercise powers under this section with respect to any profession or for any other reason, the functions of a board should be altered so as to give to it, or withdraw from it, functions with respect to persons of any description,

the Council shall make a recommendation to that effect to the Privy Council.

(2)If the Privy Council, after consulting any existing boards appearing to them to be concerned, agree with a recommendation under the foregoing subsection they may, subject to the following subsections, by order provide that this Act shall have effect—

(a)in a case falling within paragraph (a) or (b) of the foregoing subsection, as if the profession in question were, or as the case may be, were not mentioned in subsection (2) of section one of this Act;

(b)in a case falling within paragraph (c) of the foregoing subsection, as if in the said subsection (2) for the name or names of such of the professions there mentioned as are specified by the order there were substituted a different name so specified ;

(c)in any case, as if in the First Schedule to this Act there were made such alterations, additions or omissions as may be specified by the order;

and the order may contain such transitional, incidental and supplementary provisions (including in a case falling within paragraph (b) or (c) of the foregoing subsection provision for winding up any existing board and its committees) as the Privy Council consider expedient.

(3)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House.

(4)The Privy Council shall exercise their powers under this section so as to secure that—

(a)the number of boards for the time being established under this Act does not exceed twelve ; and

(b)the number of the representative members of each board exceeds by one the number of the other members of the board; and

(c)the number of the members of the Council required by the First Schedule to this Act to be registered medical practitioners is equal to the number of the representative members of the Council;

and in this subsection " representative member " has the same meaning as in that Schedule.

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