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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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11Closing of parts of register

(1)If, with respect to any part of the register (other than the general part), the Council at any time make a request in that behalf to the Secretary of State, he may by order direct that, after such a date as may be specified in the order, no person shall be admitted to that part of the register.

(2)No request under the last foregoing subsection shall be made by the Council with respect to—

(a)the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental diseases;

(b)the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental defect; or

(c)the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing of sick children,

unless the Council are satisfied that means exist whereby members of the public can readily ascertain whether a registered nurse has been trained in the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental diseases or in the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental defect or in the nursing of sick children, as the case may be.

(3)Where a direction is given under subsection (1) of this section with respect to the supplementary part of the register containing the names of registered mental nurses or with respect to the supplementary part of the register containing the names of registered nurses for mental defectives, the Secretary of State, after consulting the Council, may by the order containing the direction or a subsequent order amend the First and Third Schedules to this Act to such an extent as appears to him requisite or expedient in consequence of the giving of the direction, and where a direction is given under the last mentioned subsection with respect to the supplementary part of the register containing the names of registered sick children's nurses, or with respect to the supplementary part of the register containing the names of registered fever nurses, the Secretary of State, after consulting the Council, may by the order containing the direction or a subsequent order amend the said First Schedule to such an extent as appears to him requisite or expedient in consequence of the giving of the direction.

(4)Nothing in this section shall affect the power of the Council to remove a person from, or restore a person to, the register.

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