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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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SECOND SCHEDULEThe Assistant Nurses Committee

Constitution of the Assistant Nurses Committee

1(1)The Assistant Nurses Committee shall consist of nine persons, of whom—

(a)five shall be members of the Council appointed by the Council;

(b)three shall be such persons, being registered nurses or enrolled assistant nurses, as may be elected to represent assistant nurses by persons who, on the date of the election, are enrolled assistant nurses; and

(c)one shall be a person appointed by the Secretary of State to represent assistant nurses.

(2)Of the members appointed by the Council, at least one shall not be a registered nurse.

Supplementary Provisions

2The members of the Assistant Nurses Committee required by the foregoing provisions of this Schedule to be elected shall be elected in accordance with the prescribed scheme and in the prescribed manner.

3The members of the Assistant Nurses Committee shall hold office for a term of five years.

4(1)If the place of a member of the Assistant Nurses Committee becomes vacant before the expiration of his term of office, whether by death, resignation or otherwise, the vacancy shall be filled, if the member was appointed by the Council, by the Council, and, if the member represented assistant nurses, by the Secretary of State.

(2)A person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office only so long as the member in whose stead he is appointed would have held office.

5A person ceasing to be a member of the Assistant Nurses Committee shall be eligible for re-appointment or re-election.

6The powers of the Assistant Nurses Committee may be exercised notwithstanding a vacancy in their number.

7The chairman of the Assistant Nurses Committee shall be such one of the members of the Committee, being a member appointed by the Council, as may be selected by the Committee.

8The quorum of the Assistant Nurses Committee shall be four.

9The Assistant Nurses Committee may, with the approval of the Council, make standing orders regulating the summoning of meetings of the Committee and the proceedings of the Committee.

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