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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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Constitution of the Council

1The Council shall consist of—

(a)thirteen persons elected as hereinafter mentioned;

(b)eleven persons appointed by the Secretary of State;

(c)two persons appointed by the Privy Council, of whom one shall be appointed to represent universities in Scotland.

2(1)Of the elected members of the Council—

(a)seven, who shall be nurses (including male nurses) registered in the general part of the register, shall be elected by nurses so registered;

(b)two, who shall be registered mental nurses or registered nurses for mental defectives, shall be elected by nurses so registered, and one of the persons so elected shall be a man and one a woman;

(c)one, who shall be a registered fever nurse, shall be elected by registered fever nurses;

(d)one, who shall be a registered sick children's nurse, shall be elected by registered sick children's nurses;

(e)two, who shall be persons holding certificates given by virtue of paragraph (f) of subsection (1) of section six of this Act (which paragraph provides for the giving of certificates to persons trained in the teaching of nursing) shall be elected by such persons.

(2)Each of the nurses to be elected in pursuance of the last foregoing sub-paragraph shall, on the date of election, be engaged in Scotland in nursing or in other work for which the employment of a registered nurse is requisite or for which a registered nurse is commonly employed.

3The members of the Council appointed by the Secretary of State shall include—

(a)two registered nurses employed in services provided under Part III of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947, appointed by him after consultation with such persons and bodies as he thinks fit, being persons and bodies having special knowledge and experience of the work of nurses so employed;

(b)duly qualified medical practitioners, appointed by him after consultation with such organisations representative of the medical profession as he thinks fit;

(c)persons with experience in hospital management, appointed by him after consultation with such persons and bodies having experience in hospital management as he thinks fit;

(d)persons with experience in local government, appointed by him after consultation with such local health authorities, or such organisations representative of local health authorities, as he thinks fit; and

(e)a person or persons with financial experience.

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