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Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960

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3Qualifications for registration

(1)Subject to section nine of this Act and to rules under the last foregoing section, a person shall be entitled to be registered by a board if he applies for registration after such date as the board may by order appoint for the purposes of this section and satisfies the board—

(a)that he has attended a course of training approved by the board under section four of this Act; and

(b)that the course was conducted at an institution so approved, or partly at one such institution and partly at another or others ; and

(c)that he holds a qualification so approved.

(2)Subject as aforesaid, a person shall be entitled to be registered by a board if he applies for registration on or before the date aforesaid and satisfies the board that—

(a)he is qualified, in relation to the relevant profession, as mentioned in regulation 3 of the National Health Service (Medical Auxiliaries) Regulations, 1954, or the corresponding provision in force in Scotland (which relate to the qualifications of persons for employment under the National Health Service in the professions mentioned in section one of this Act); or

(b)he holds a qualification for the time being accepted for the purposes of this paragraph by the board; or

(c)he has had such training and practical experience in the relevant profession as the board considers are together sufficient to enable the applicant to practise that profession; or

(d)in consequence of his practical experience in the relevant profession, he is competent to practise that profession,

and shall be so entitled if he applies for registration after the date aforesaid and satisfies the board that on that date he satisfied the requirements of any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of this subsection.

(3)If a board refuses an application for registration made in pursuance of subsection (2) of this section, or neither grants nor refuses such an application before the expiration of twelve months from the date of the application, the applicant may appeal to the Council in accordance with rules made by the Council and confirmed by order of the Privy Council; and the said subsection (2) shall apply for the purposes of the appeal as if for references to the board in paragraphs (b) and (c) and to satisfying the board there were substituted respectively references to the Council and to satisfying the Council.

(4)Subject as aforesaid, a person shall be entitled to be registered by a board if he satisfies the board—

(a)that he holds a qualification granted outside the United Kingdom and for the time being accepted for the purposes of this subsection by the board; and

(b)if the board so requires, that he has had sufficient practical experience in the relevant profession.

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