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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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34Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively:—

  • " chief male nurse " means a male nurse in charge of the male nurses employed in a mental hospital;

  • " children's nurse " means a person whose avocation is that of caring for children ;

  • " the Council " has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (1) of section one of this Act;

  • " education authority " has the same meaning as in the Education (Scotland) Act, 1946;

  • " hospital " has the same meaning as in the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947;

  • "hospital area" means an area for which a Regional Hospital Board is for the time being constituted under subsection (1) of section eleven of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947 ;

  • " mental hospital " means a mental hospital for the purposes of the Lunacy (Scotland) Acts, 1857 to 1913;

  • " nurse " means a nurse for the sick and " nursing " shall be construed accordingly;

  • " prescribed " means, except when it occurs in Part III of this Act, prescribed by rules made by the Council under this Act, and in the said Part III means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State ;

  • " regional nurse-training committee " means a committee constituted by an order of the Secretary of State under subsection (1) of section nineteen of this Act;

  • "the register" means the register of nurses kept under section two of this Act, and " register ", " registered " and " registration " shall be construed accordingly ;

  • " registered fever nurse " means a nurse whose name is included in the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing of persons suffering from fever ;

  • " registered nurse for mental defectives " means a nurse whose name is included in the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental defect;

  • " registered mental nurse " means a nurse whose name is included in the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing and care of persons suffering from mental diseases ;

  • " registered sick children's nurse " means a nurse whose name is included in the supplementary part of the register containing the names of nurses trained in the nursing of sick children ;

  • " the roll" means the roll of assistant nurses kept under section three of this Act, and " enrol," " enrolled " and " enrolment " shall be construed accordingly ;

  • " the training rules " means rules relating to training made by the Council under section six of this Act.

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