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The General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015.

(2) This article and article 27 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.

(3) The other provisions of this Order come into force on such day as the Privy Council may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.

(4) If an amendment made by article 21 is brought into force before article 3, any reference in the amendment to a Medical Practitioners Tribunal is, pending the commencement of article 3, to be read as a reference to a Fitness to Practise Panel of the General Medical Council.

(5) The Privy Council may by order make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the commencement of a provision of this Order.

(6) In this Order, “the Medical Act” means the Medical Act 1983(1).

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1983 c.54. A number of amendments were made by Schedules 6 and 7 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c.14) to provisions of the Medical Act 1983 amended by this Order but those amendments were not commenced and have now been repealed by section 231 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c.7).

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