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The Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Arts Therapists Board) Order of Council 1997

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2.  Part II of the First Schedule to the Act (Constitution of the Boards) shall have effect as if—

(a)in the table at the end of paragraph 4(1)—

(i)in column (4) there were added after sub-column (f) a sub-column (g) with the heading “The Royal College of Psychiatrists”, with the symbol “—” in the entry for each existing board, and

(ii)above the line relating to membership of the Chiropodists Board there were inserted the following entries in relation to the Arts Therapists Board—

(1) Board(2) Total number of members(3) Representative members(4)
(a) The English Colleges jointly(b) The Scottish Corporations jointly(c) The British Medical Association(d) The Society of Medical Officers of Health(e) The Royal College of Physicians of London(f) The Royal College of Surgeons of England(g) The Royal College of Psychiatrists
(5) Experts in professional education(6) Other Members
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(b)after paragraph 7(4A) there were inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(4B) Of the four members of the Arts Therapists Board appointed in pursuance of the said paragraph (d)—

(a)two shall be members of bodies which represent the interests of employers of arts therapists (or of the same such body);

(b)one shall be a member of a body which represents the interests of patients of arts therapists or of carers of such patients (or of both); and

(c)the other shall be a practitioner of a health or social care profession who appears to the Council to be qualified to advise the board on matters touching the practice of one or more of those professions, but who is not a registered medical practitioner or a person registered by any board.;

(c)after paragraph 7(6) there were inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(7) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (5), before making any appointment to which sub-paragraph (4B) relates, the Council shall consult—

(a)in the case of an appointment to which paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (4B) relates, any persons or bodies which appear to the Council, after it has consulted the Secretary of State, to represent the interests of employers of arts therapists (in the paragraph (a) case) or of patients of arts therapists and carers of such patients (in the paragraph (b) case); or

(b)in the case of an appointment to which paragraph (c) of sub-paragraph (4B) relates, any persons or bodies which appear to the Council, after it has consulted the Secretary of State, to be representative of practitioners referred to in that paragraph, or such of those persons or bodies as (having consulted the Secretary of State) it thinks fit.; and

(d)in paragraph 8(3), for “(2), (3) or (4)” there were substituted “(2), (3), (4) or (5)”.

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