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The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

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PART 1Amendments to legislation

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule, “the 1994 Act” means the Chiropractors Act 1994(1).

Chiropractors Act 1994

2.  The 1994 Act is amended as follows.

3.  Omit section 5A (registration of visiting European chiropractors)(2).

4.  In section 6 (supplemental provision about registration)(3)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “, provisional or temporary” substitute “or provisional”;

(b)in subsection (2), for “Subject to subsection (4A), the” substitute “The”;

(c)omit subsection (4A);

(d)in subsection (5), omit “, except in the case of temporary registration,”;

(e)omit subsection (6).

5.  In section 8 (restoration to the register)(4), in subsection (8), for “, provisionally registered chiropractors or temporarily registered chiropractors” substitute “or provisionally registered chiropractors”.

6.  In section 14 (recognition of qualifications)(5)—

(a)after subsection (2), insert—

(2A) A qualification that—

(a)was granted by an institution in a relevant European State, and

(b)is, in the opinion of the General Council, evidence of having reached a standard of proficiency comparable to that evidenced by a qualification recognised under subsection (2),

is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as if it were so recognised.;

(b)in subsection (3), after “qualification”, where it first occurs, insert “(not being one to which subsection (2A) applies)”;

(c)omit subsections (10) and (11).

7.  In section 17 (post registration training)(6), omit subsections (2A) to (2D).

8.  In section 29 (appeals against decisions of the Registrar)(7), omit subsection (1)(ba).

9.  Omit section 29A (appeals against decisions of the General Council)(8).

10.  In section 37 (indemnity arrangements)(9), omit subsection (2).

11.  In section 43 (interpretation)(10)—

(a)omit the definitions of “exempt person”, “the General Systems Regulations”, and “temporarily registered chiropractor”;

(b)in the definition of “registered chiropractor”, for the words after “conditionally registered chiropractor” substitute “or as a provisionally registered chiropractor”.

General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999

12.  In the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999(11)—

(a)in rule 2 (interpretation), omit paragraph (2A);

(b)in rule 3 (form of register), in paragraph (4)(a), for “, provisionally registered and temporarily” substitute “and provisionally”;

(c)in rule 6 (certificates), in paragraph (2), for “, provisionally or temporarily” substitute “or provisionally”.

General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules 2002

13.  In the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules 2002(12)—

(a)in rule 2 (interpretation), omit the definition of “the Directive”;

(b)for the heading of Part 2 substitute “Applications by chiropractors with foreign qualifications”;

(c)in rule 4 (application of Part 2)—

(i)at the end of paragraph (a), insert “and”;

(ii)omit paragraph (c) and the “and” before it;

(d)in rule 5 (treatment of foreign qualifications)—

(i)in paragraphs (1) and (2), omit “, subject to paragraph (3),”;

(ii)omit paragraph (3);

(e)in rule 6 (required standard of proficiency)—

(i)in paragraph (1), for “Subject to paragraph (1A), in” substitute “In”;

(ii)omit paragraph (1A);

(f)omit Part 3 (chiropractors entitled to be authorised under EU law);

(g)in the Schedule, omit Form B.

(2)

Section 5A was inserted by S.I. 2007/3101. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2016/1030.

(3)

Subsections (4A) and (6) were added by S.I. 2007/3101. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2007/3101.

(4)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2007/3101.

(5)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2011/1043.

(6)

Subsections (2A) to (2D) were inserted by S.I. 2007/3101. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2008/1774.

(7)

Subsection (1)(ba) was inserted by S.I. 2007/3101.

(8)

Section 29A was inserted by S.I. 2007/3101. Relevant amendments made by Schedule 9 to the Crime and Courts Act 2013. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2016/1030.

(9)

Section 37 was substituted by S.I. 2014/1887.

(10)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/3101, 2011/1043, 2016/1030.

(11)

As set out in the Schedule to the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules Order of Council 1999 (S.I. 1999/1856). Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2007/3101.

(12)

As set out in the Schedule to the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2002 (S.I. 2002/2704). Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/3101, 2011/1043.

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