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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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FOURTH SCHEDULERegional Nurse-Training Committees

Constitution of Regional Nurse-Training Committees

1A regional nurse-training committee for any area shall consist of such number of persons of each of the following classes as may be specified in the order constituting the committee, that is to say—

(a)persons appointed by the Regional Hospital Board for the area for which the Committee is constituted, or, if that area comprises more than one hospital area, by the Regional Hospital Boards for those areas;

(b)persons appointed by the Council;

(c)persons appointed by the Central Midwives Board for Scotland;

(d)persons appointed by the Secretary of State after consultation with the local health authorities in the area;

(e)persons appointed by the Secretary of State after consultation with the education authorities in the area; and

(f)persons appointed by the Secretary of State after consultation with such universities as he thinks fit;

and the said order may contain provisions with respect to the qualifications of members of the committee, so, however, that a majority of the members shall be registered nurses.

Supplementary Provisions

2The Secretary of State may by order make provision—

(a)with respect to the appointment, tenure of office and vacation of office of the members of a regional nurse-training committee for any area;

(b)with respect to the appointment of sub-committees of such a committee consisting wholly or partly of the members thereof and the delegation of functions to such subcommittees;

(c)for the making by such a committee to the members thereof and to the members of any sub-committee thereof of such payments as may be specified in the order in respect of any loss of earnings they would otherwise have made or any additional expenses (including travelling and subsistence expenses) to which they would not otherwise have been subject, being loss or expenses necessarily suffered or incurred by them for the purpose of enabling them to perform duties as members of the committee or sub-committee as the case maybe;

(d)with respect to the keeping of accounts of sums received and expended by such a committee and the making up and audit of those accounts and the times at which and the form in which estimates of their expenditure are to be submitted by them to the Council; and

(e)with respect to the procedure (including quorum) of such a committee.

3It shall be the duty of the Regional Hospital Board for a hospital area for which a regional nurse-training committee is constituted under this Act, or, where the area for which the committee is constituted comprises more than one hospital area, of such one of the Regional Hospital Boards for those areas as the Secretary of State may direct, to take, so soon as may be after the constitution of the committee, the requisite steps to convoke the committee for the first meeting thereof.

4(1)It shall be the duty of the Regional Hospital Board for any area for which a regional nurse-training committee is constituted under this Act or, where the area for which the committee is. constituted comprises more than one hospital area, of such one of the Regional Hospital Boards for those areas as the Secretary of State may direct, to provide that committee, on such terms as may, in default of agreement, be determined by the Secretary of State, with the services of such of the officers and servants of the Board and with such office accommodation as the committee may reasonably require.

(2)Without prejudice to the foregoing sub-paragraph, a regional nurse-training committee may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, themselves employ officers and servants and may pay officers and servants employed by them such remuneration as they may determine.

(3)Any dispute arising under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph as to the reasonableness of any requirement shall be determined by the Secretary of State.

5The powers of a regional nurse-training committee may be exercised notwithstanding a vacancy in their number.

6The chairman of a regional nurse-training committee shall be such one of the members thereof as may be selected by the committee.

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