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Polish Resettlement Act 1947

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5Temporary registration of medical practitioners and of pharmacists

(1)The General Medical Council may give a direction for the registration in the medical register, as a foreign practitioner, of a person to whom this subsection applies who satisfies the Council that he holds a diploma or diplomas recognised for- the time being by them as affording a sufficient guarantee of his possessing knowledge and skill requisite for the efficient practice of medicine, surgery and midwifery, and, on the direction being given, he shall be registered accordingly, and the provisions of the Medical Act, 1858, relating to persons registered under that Act and to the medical register and offences in respect thereof shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to him in the same way as they apply in the case of persons registered thereunder and of the register as kept thereunder.

(2)The power of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain to make byelaws under section two of the Pharmacy Act, 1852, shall include power to make byelaws providing for the registration as a pharmaceutical chemist or as a chemist and druggist under the Pharmacy Act, 1852, and the Pharmacy Act, 1868 (subject to such conditions, and to payment of such fee, as may be prescribed by byelaws made by virtue of this subsection) of a person to whom this subsection applies who—

(a)satisfies the persons for the time being appointed to conduct examinations under the Pharmacy Act, 1852, as to his knowledge of the law relating to, and his skill in dispensing, drugs, medicines and poisons ; and

(b)either is by law entitled to carry on business as a pharmacist in a foreign country, or, though not so entitled, holds or has held a diploma as a pharmacist granted in a foreign country or has passed the examinations necessary for obtaining such a diploma ; and the names of any persons registered by virtue of this subsection shall be entered in a separate part of the register of pharmaceutical chemists, or of the register of chemists and druggists, as the case may be.

(3)Subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall apply to a person being either—'

(a)a member of any of the Polish resettlement forces, or

(b)a person of any of the categories specified in subsection (2) of section two of this Act who is registered under the Aliens Order, 1920, and whose registration thereunder took place on or after the twenty fourth day of February, nineteen hundred and forty-six, if he satisfies the following conditions, that is to say—

(i)as regards the application of the said subsection (1), that he is employed, or has been selected for employment, in a medical capacity for the care solely or mainly of persons being members of any of the Polish resettlement forces or persons of any description for whom the. Assistance Board have power to provide accommodation under section three of this Act, or, in the case of a person as to whom the Minister of Health or the Secretary of State is satisfied that he is not required for employment as aforesaid, that he is employed, or has been selected for employment, in a medical capacity approved by the Minister of Health or the Secretary of State for the purposes of this subsection, and that he satisfies the General Medical Council as to his being of good character ; or

(ii)as respects the application of the said subsection (2), the like conditions as are specified in the preceding paragraph, with the substitution for the references therein to a medical capacity, to the care of such persons as are therein mentioned and to the General Medical Council, of references respectively to the capacity of a pharmacist, to the provision or dispensing of drugs, medicines and poisons for such persons and to the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

(4)This section shall continue in force until the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, and shall then expire, and—

(a)without prejudice to the provisions of the Medical Acts, or of the Pharmacy and Poisons Acts, 1852 to 1941, relating to the removal and erasure of names from the registers mentioned in this section, a person registered by virtue of this section shall cease to be registered on its expiry; and

(b)subsection (2) of section thirty-eight of the Interpretation Act, 1889, shall apply upon the expiry of this section in like manner as if it were then repealed by an Act of Parliament.

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