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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 4Nurses, midwives and nursing associates

PART 2Savings and transitional provision

Interpretation of saved provisions

34.  Where a provision continues to apply by virtue of this Part, it is to be read as if—

(a)in Schedule 4 to the 2001 Order—

(i)there were substituted for the definition of “the Directive”—

“the Directive” means Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7th September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ No L255, 30.09.2005, p 22), and any reference in this Order to the Directive or to any provision of the Directive is a reference to the Directive, or to that provision, as it had effect immediately before exit day;;

(ii)there were inserted at the appropriate place—

“enforceable EU right” means a right recognised and available in domestic law, immediately before exit day, by virtue of section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972;;

(iii)in the definition of “exempt person”, for paragraphs (a) to (c) there were substituted—

(a)a person who, immediately before exit day, was a national of a relevant European State,

(b)a person who, immediately before exit day, was a national of the United Kingdom and, at that time, was seeking access to, or pursuing, the medical profession by virtue of an enforceable EU right, or

(c)a person who, immediately before exit day, was not a national of a relevant European State, but at that time was, by virtue of an enforceable EU right, entitled to be treated, for the purposes of access to and pursuit of the profession, no less favourably than a national of a relevant European State;;

(iv)in the definition of “General Systems Regulations”, at the end there were inserted—

(a)

in relation to anything done before exit day, as they had effect at that time;

(b)

otherwise, as (and only to the extent that) they have effect, on or after exit day, in relation to an entitlement which arose before exit day or arises as a result of something done before exit day;;

(v)in the definition of “national”, for “is not” there were substituted “was not, immediately before exit day”;

(b)in any reference to a relevant European State other than the United Kingdom, the words “other than the United Kingdom” were omitted.