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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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Constitution of the Mental Nurses Committee

1(1)The Mental Nurses Committee shall consist of eleven persons, of whom—

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

(b)one shall be a registered mental nurse elected by persons who, on the date of the election, are registered mental nurses;

(c)one shall be a registered nurse for mental defectives elected by persons who, on the date of the election, are registered nurses for mental defectives; and

(d)four shall be appointed by the Secretary of State.

(2)Of the members appointed by the Council, two shall be the registered mental nurses or registered nurses for mental defectives elected to membership thereof by nurses so registered.

(3)The members appointed by the Secretary of State shall respectively be a matron of a mental hospital which is an institution approved by the Council for the purposes of the training rules, a registered mental nurse engaged in the teaching of the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental diseases, a duly qualified medical practitioner engaged in the teaching of psychiatry and a chief male nurse of such a mental hospital as aforesaid, and the appointment of each of those persons shall be made by the Secretary of State after consultation with such persons and bodies as he. thinks fit, being persons and bodies having special knowledge and experience of the work of persons of the class to which the person to be appointed belongs.

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