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National Health Service (Amendment) Act 1949

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20Appointment of practitioner members of Tribunal.

(1)The Seventh Schedule to the Act of 1946 (which relates to the constitution of the Tribunal established for the purpose of inquiring into cases that may involve the removal of any person from a list prepared under Part IV of the Act) shall have effect with the substitution for paragraphs 4 and 5 of that Schedule of the following paragraphs—

4The remaining member (hereinafter referred to as ' the practitioner member') shall be appointed by the Minister from such one of the panels appointed as hereinafter provided as the Minister considers appropriate having regard to the profession or calling of the person whose case is being investigated. For the purposes of this paragraph, the Minister shall, after consultation with such organisations as the Minister may recognise as representative of the several professions or callings concerned, appoint the following panels, none of which shall exceed six persons, that is to say—

(a)a panel of medical practitioners;

(b)a panel of dental practitioners;

(c)a panel of registered pharmacists ;

(d)a panel of medical practitioners having the qualifications prescribed under section forty-one of this Act;

(e)a panel of ophthalmic opticians ; and

(f)a panel of dispensing opticians.

5If any of the members of the Tribunal is unable to act in any case, a deputy may be appointed by the Lord Chancellor or the Minister as in the case of the appointment of the member in question and, if the member is the chairman, the deputy shall possess the professional qualifications required for the office of chairman, and, if the member is the practitioner member, the deputy shall be appointed from the same panel.

(2)Nothing in this section shall affect the constitution of the said Tribunal for the purpose of inquiring into any case the inquiry into which has commenced before the passing of this Act.

(3)This section shall apply to Scotland with the substitution for references to section forty-one of, and to the Seventh Schedule to, the Act of 1946 of references to section forty-two of, and to the Eighth Schedule to, the Act of 1947 and for the expressions

Lord Chancellorand " Minister ", wherever they occur, of the expressions " Lord President of the Court of Session " and " Secretary of State ", respectively.

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