Search Legislation

General Ophthalmic Services Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Approval of qualifications of ophthalmic medical practitioners

6.—(1) A doctor who wishes to establish his status as an ophthalmic medical practitioner shall apply to the Department for approval of his qualifications and experience, and shall give such particulars of his qualifications and experience as the Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee shall require.

(2) The Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee shall consider the doctor’s application and within two months after the date of the application shall inform the Department of their decision.

(3) If the Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee is satisfied that the doctor possesses the qualifications prescribed by regulation 5, he shall be an ophthalmic medical practitioner and the Department shall notify him accordingly.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 5 and of paragraph (1) a doctor who has the prescribed qualifications for the purposes of providing general ophthalmic services in England under the National Health Service Act 1977(1), in Scotland under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(2) or in Wales under the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006(3), shall be an ophthalmic medical practitioner.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (2) the date of the application shall be —

(a)the date upon which a completed application with all necessary supporting details is received by the Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee; or

(b)if the Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee require any further particulars from the applicant, the date on which the Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee receive all the particulars which it requires.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources