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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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In this Part of this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say—

  • " agency for the supply of nurses " means the business (whether or not carried on for gain and whether or not carried on in conjunction with another business) of supplying persons to act as nurses or of supplying persons to act as nurses and persons to act as midwives, but shall not include the business carried on by any county or district nursing association or other similar organisation, being an association or organisation—

    (a)

    established and existing wholly or mainly for the purpose of providing patients with the services of a nurse to visit them in their homes without himself taking up residence there ; or

    (b)

    mainly or substantially supported by voluntary subscriptions and providing patients with the services of a nurse whether or not the nurse takes up residence in the patient's house ;

  • " certified midwife " means a person certified under the Midwives (Scotland) Act, 1951, and includes any person who, by virtue of an order made under Regulation thirty-three of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, is for the time being deemed, for the purposes of subsection (2) of section twenty-three of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947, to be a certified midwife;

  • " county " means a county inclusive of any small burgh within the meaning of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947, situate in the county ;

  • " licensing authority " means—

    (a)

    in the case of a large burgh within the meaning of the last mentioned Act, the town council; and

    (b)

    in the case of a county, the county council.

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