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The Legislative Reform (Constitution of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Order 2018

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Amendments to section 1 of the 1966 Act

3.—(1) Section 1 of the 1966 Act (the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)(a), for “twenty-four” substitute “twenty-one”.

(3) Omit subsection (1)(b).

(4) In subsection (1)(c)—

(a)for “two persons” substitute “one person”;

(b)omit “of whom at least one shall be a member of the College”.

(5) After subsection (1)(c) insert—

(d)two registered veterinary nurses appointed by the Veterinary Nurses’ Council(1);

(e)six lay persons appointed by the Council, having had regard to the recommendations of the committee advising the Council for that purpose..

(6) After subsection (3) insert—

(3A) In this section and in Schedule 1—

“lay person” means an individual who is not, and has never been, registered or entitled to be registered in—

(a)

the register;

(b)

the supplementary veterinary register; or

(c)

the veterinary nurses register;

“registered veterinary nurse” means a person whose name appears on the veterinary nurses register;

“veterinary nurses register” means the register of veterinary nurses kept by the College under article 12 of the Supplemental Royal Charter of the College dated 17th February 2015..

(1)

The Veterinary Nurses’ Council replaced the Veterinary Nurses Committee in 2002. See www.rcvs.org.uk/about-us/vn-council and the RCVS Supplemental Charter granted on 17 February 2015: www.rcvs.org.uk/document-library/supplemental-royal-charter-2015/.

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