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The Health Professions Council makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by articles 7(1) and (2) and 41(2) of the Health Professions Order 2001.
In accordance with articles 7(1) and (3) and 41(3) of that Order, the Health Professions Council has consulted the Education and Training Committee and representatives of groups of persons it considers appropriate, including representatives of the groups listed in articles 7(3) and 41(3) of that Order.
1. These Rules may be cited as the Health Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2010 and come into force on 1st April 2010.
2.—(1) The Health Professions Council (Registration and Fees) Rules 2003(1) are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.
(2) In rule 10 (registration period)—
(a)after paragraph (2A)(2) insert the following paragraph—
“(2B) The first registration period of a hearing aid dispenser who, on 1st April 2010, is admitted to the register by virtue of article 6(3) of the Health Professions (Hearing Aid Dispensers) Order 2010(3) (transitory and transitional provisions relating to the introduction of registration of hearing aid dispensers by the HPC), will end on 31st July 2010.”;
(b)in paragraph (3), for “paragraph (2) or (2A)” substitute “paragraph (2), (2A) or (2B)”.
(3) In rule 14 (registration fee)—
(a)in paragraph (1), for “paragraph (2) and (3)” substitute “paragraphs (2) to (4)”;
(b)after paragraph (3) insert—
“(4) A person—
(a)who, on 1st April 2010, is admitted to the register by virtue of article 6(3) of the Health Professions (Hearing Aid Dispensers) Order 2010 (transitory and transitional provisions relating to the introduction of registration of hearing aid dispensers by the HPC); and
(b)whose first registration period is determined in accordance with rule 10(2B),
is not liable to pay a registration fee in respect of that first registration period.”.
(4) In Schedule 5(4) (registration period)—
(a)after the entry in the table in respect of “Dietitians” in column 1, insert “Hearing Aid Dispensers”;
(b)opposite that entry, in column 2, insert “31st July in an even numbered year”.
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