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Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 2305

Health Care And Associated Professions

Chiropractors

The General Chiropractic Council (Registration) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2009

Made

24th August 2009

Coming into force

1st September 2009

The General Chiropractic Council has made the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2009, which are set out in the Schedule to this Order, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3(2), 6(2) to (4), 35(2) and 43 of the Chiropractors Act 1994(1).

By virtue of sections 35(1) and 36(1) of that Act, such Rules shall not come into force until approved by Order of the Privy Council.

Their Lordships, having taken these Rules into consideration, are pleased to, and do approve them.

This Order may be cited as the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2009 and shall come into force on 1st September 2009.

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULEThe General Chiropractic Council (Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2009

The General Chiropractic Council makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3(2), 6(2) to (4), 35(2) and 43 of the Chiropractors Act 1994.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Rules may be cited as the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2009 and shall come into force on 1st September 2009.

Amendments of the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999

2.  The General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999(2) are amended as follows.

3.  In rule 2 (interpretation), paragraph (2) is omitted.

4.  In rule 4(1) (applications for registration after the transitional period), omit “in Form A”.

5.  In rule 7 (amendments of register)(3)—

(a)in paragraph (1), after “notify the Registrar” insert “in writing”;

(b)paragraph (4) is omitted.

6.  In rule 8 (retention of registration)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(a), omit “in Form C”;

(b)in paragraph (3), omit “in Form C”;

(c)in paragraph (4), subparagraphs (a) and (b) are omitted;

(d)paragraph (5) is omitted;

(e)in paragraph (6), for “paragraph (2), (3) or (5)” substitute “paragraph (2) or (3)”.

7.  Schedule 1 (forms) is omitted.

8.  In Schedule 2 (fees)(4)—

(a)in paragraph 1(a), omit “, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a relevant European State”;

(b)paragraph 2 is omitted;

(c)in paragraph 3(a), omit “, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a relevant European State”;

(d)in paragraph 4—

(i)sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) are re-numbered (a) and (b) respectively, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (a), omit “, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a relevant European State”;

(e)in paragraph 5(a), omit “, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a relevant European State”.

Given under the official seal of the General Chiropractic Council this 3rd day of August 2009

Legal seal

Alan Breen

Member

Martin Caple

Member

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Rules approved by this Order amend the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999 (“the Registration Rules”).

Rules 3 to 5 and 6(a) and (b) remove the references in the Registration Rules to the particular forms appearing in Schedule 1 to those Rules, and Rule 7 omits Schedule 1 itself.

Rule 6(c) to (e) removes the exemption from the requirement to apply for retention on the register in respect of a person who is subject to disciplinary proceedings. The effect of this is that such a person will be required to apply for retention on the register and to pay the applicable fee.

Rule 8(a) and (c) to (e) will enable those intending to engage in the practice of chiropractic in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a European Economic Area State or Switzerland, but not in the United Kingdom, to pay a reduced fee instead of the full fee; this will put them in the same position as those who intend to engage in the practice of chiropractic anywhere else outside the United Kingdom.

Rules 5(b) and 8(b) remove the requirement for a registrant to pay a fee when notifying the Registrar of the General Chiropractic Council, pursuant to rule 7(1) of the Registration Rules, of a change of their particulars in the register.

(1)

1994 c.17: section 6(2) was amended by S.I. 2007/3101 and section 35(2) by S.I. 2008/1774; section 43 is cited for the meaning assigned to the term “prescribed”.

(2)

Scheduled to S.I. 1999/1856.

(3)

Rule 7(4) was amended by S.I. 2007/3101.

(4)

Paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 of Schedule 2 were amended by S.I. 2007/3101.