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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Section 13: Retirement of practitioners

Section 13 repeals Article 4 of the Health and Medicines (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 which empowered the Department to make regulations specifying the age at which general medical practitioners and dentists must retire from practice. This is within the spirit of the EC Directive regarding discrimination on grounds of age in the field of employment.

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