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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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2The register of nurses

(1)It shall be the duty of the Council to keep a register of nurses for the sick (in this Act referred to as " the register ") subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

(2)The register shall consist of the following parts:—

(a)a general part containing the names of all nurses who satisfy the conditions of admission to that part of the register;

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

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

(d)a supplementary part containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing of sick children ;

(e)a supplementary part containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing of persons suffering from fever; and

(f)such other supplementary part as may be prescribed.

(3)Where any person satisfies the conditions of admission to any supplementary part of the register, his name may be included in that part of the register notwithstanding that it is also included in the general part.

(4)A certificate under the seal of the Council duly authenticated in the prescribed manner staling that any person is, or was at any date, or is not, or was not at any date, duly registered shall be evidence in all courts of law of the fact stated in the certificate.

(5)Any reference in this Act to the register shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be deemed to include a reference to any part of the register, and the expression " registered " shall be construed accordingly.

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