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The Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments and Practitioner Psychologists) Order 2009

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PART 1Amendments relating to the introduction of statutory regulation of practitioner psychologists

Amendment of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

1.  In Schedule 1 to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975(1) (excepted professions, offices, employments, work and occupations)—

(a)in Part 1 (professions), omit paragraph 13; and

(b)in Part 4 (interpretation), omit the definition of “chartered psychologist”.

Amendment of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001

2.  In regulation 53 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001(2) (additional requirements for applications for a proxy vote for a definite or indefinite period on grounds of blindness or any other disability), in paragraph (2), omit sub-paragraph (i).

Amendment of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001

3.  In regulation 53 of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001(3) (additional requirements for applications for a proxy vote for a particular or indefinite period on grounds of blindness or any other disability), in paragraph (2), omit sub-paragraph (i).

Amendment of the Care Homes Regulations 2001

4.  In regulation 2 of the Care Homes Regulations 2001(4) (interpretation), in paragraph (1), in the definition of “health care professional” for “clinical psychologist or” substitute “a”.

Amendment of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001

5.  In regulation 2 of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001(5) (interpretation), in paragraph (1), in the definition of “health care professional” omit “clinical psychologist or”.

Amendment of the Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002

6.  In regulation 2 of the Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002(6) (interpretation), in paragraph (1), in the definition of “health care professional”, omit “clinical psychologist or”.

Amendment of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

7.  In regulation 2 of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2002(7) (interpretation), in paragraph (1), in the definition of “health care professional” omit “clinical psychologist or”.

Amendment of the Health Professions (Parts of and Entries in the Register) Order of Council 2003

8.  In the Health Professions (Parts of and Entries in the Register) Order of Council 2003(8)—

(a)after article 6 insert the following article—

Entries indicating the fields of competence of practitioner psychologists

6A.  Entries in Part 14 of the register are to include such entries as the Council considers appropriate to indicate whether the registrant’s field of competence is as a clinical psychologist, a counselling psychologist, an educational psychologist, a forensic psychologist, a health psychologist, an occupational psychologist, a sport and exercise psychologist, or a combination of these.; and

(b)in Schedule 1 (parts of the register)—

(i)in column 1, after the entry “Part 13 – Operating Department Practitioners” add the following entry: “Part 14 – Practitioner Psychologists”, and

(ii)in column 2, after the entry “Operating Department Practitioner” and opposite the entry in column 1 added by paragraph (i), add the following entry: “Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Health Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist, Registered Psychologist, Sport and exercise Psychologist.”

Amendment of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003

9.  In Schedule 4 to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003(9) (excepted professions, offices, employments, and occupations)—

(a)in Part 1 (professions), omit paragraph 13; and

(b)in Part 4 (interpretation), omit the definition of “chartered psychologist”.

Amendment of the Health Professions Council (Registration Appeals) Rules 2003

10.  In rule 9 of the Health Professions Council (Registration Appeals) Rules 2003(10) (consideration by Appeal Panel), in paragraph (3), for sub-paragraph (b) substitute the following sub-paragraph—

(b)a lay member; and.

Amendment of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Appointment of General Members) Regulations 2004

11.  In regulation 2(c) of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Appointment of General Members) Regulations 2004(11) (general members of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland), for “entered on the British Psychological Society’s register of chartered psychologists” substitute “registered with the Health Professions Council”.

Amendment of the Mental Health (Advance Statements) (Prescribed Class of Persons) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2004

12.  In regulation 2 of the Mental Health (Advance Statements) (Prescribed Class of Persons) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2004(12) (prescribed persons), omit paragraph (a) and in paragraph (c) after “occupational therapists” insert “and registered psychologists”.

Amendment of the Mental Health (Patient Representation) (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2004

13.  In regulation 2 of the Mental Health (Patient Representation) (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2004(13) (prescribed persons), omit paragraph (a) and in paragraph (c) after “occupational therapists” insert “and registered psychologists”.

Amendment of the Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Order 2005

14.  In article 3 of the Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Order 2005(14) (excluded persons), omit paragraph (2).

Amendment of the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2007

15.  In the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2007(15), in Schedule 3 (absent voting), in paragraph 3(2), omit paragraph (i).

Amendment of the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007

16.  In the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007(16), in Schedule 1 (absent voting at Assembly elections), in paragraph 4(2), omit paragraph (i).

Amendment of the Representation of the People (Absent Voting at Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

17.  In regulation 8 of the Representation of the People (Absent Voting at Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2007(17) (additional requirements for applications for a proxy vote for a particular or indefinite period on grounds of blindness or other disability), in paragraph (2), omit paragraph (i).

Amendment of the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007

18.  In the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007(18)—

(a)in Schedule 1 (regulated professions), in Part 1 (professions regulated by law or public authority)—

(i)in the column headed “profession”—

(aa)omit “clinical psychologist employed in the National Health Service”, and

(bb)after “Radiographer” insert “Registered psychologist (that is to say, a clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, educational psychologist, forensic psychologist, health psychologist, occupational psychologist or sport and exercise psychologist)”, and

(ii)in the column headed “Competent Authority” omit “British Psychological Society”;

(b)in Schedule 1, in Part 2 (professions regulated by professional bodies incorporated by Royal Charter)—

(i)in the column headed “Professional Title (where applicable)” omit “Chartered psychologist”,

(ii)in the column headed “Designatory Letters” omit “C Psychol”, and

(iii)in the column headed “Competent Authority” omit “The British Psychological Society”; and

(c)in Schedule 2 (regulated professions having public health or safety implications)—

(i)omit “Clinical Psychologist (employed in the National Health Service)”, and

(ii)after “Registered Gas Installer” insert “Registered psychologist (that is to say, a clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, educational psychologist, forensic psychologist, health psychologist, occupational psychologist or sport and exercise psychologist)”.

(1)

S.I. 1975/1023; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2002/441.

(2)

S.I. 2001/341; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2006/2910.

(3)

S.I. 2001/497; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2007/925.

(4)

S.I. 2001/3965; regulation 2(1) has been amended by S.I. 2004/664, 865 and 1770.

(5)

S.I. 2001/3968; regulation 2(1) has been amended by S.I. 2004/664 and 865.

(6)

S.I. 2002/324; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2004/1314.

(8)

S.I. 2003/1571; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2004/2522.

(10)

Scheduled to S.I. 2003/1579.

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