The Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998 Approval Order 1998

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Published: 1998-04-20

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1103

NURSES, MIDWIVES AND HEALTH VISITORS
The Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998 Approval Order 1998

Made
20th April 1998

Coming into force
18th May 1998

The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Advocate, in exercise of their powers under section 19(5) of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997(1), and as respects proceedings in England and Wales and in Scotland, respectively, hereby approve the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998 made by the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting and set out in the Schedule hereto.

This Order may be cited as the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998 Approval Order 1998 and shall come into force on 18th May 1998.


Irvine of Lairg, C.
Dated 8th April 1998

Hardie
Dated 20th April 1998

SCHEDULEThe Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998 made by the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997

The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997(2), hereby makes the following rules—
Citation, Interpretation and Transitional Provision

1.—(1) These rules may be cited as the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998.

(2) For the purposes of these rules “the Professional Conduct rules” means the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) Rules 1993(3).

(3) These rules shall apply in respect of a person removed from the register on or after the date of the commencement of these rules and any person removed from the register for a specified period before that date shall be treated as if these rules had not come into force.

Amendment of the Professional Conduct rules

2.—(1) The Professional Conduct rules shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this rule.

(2) In rule 2—

(a)in paragraph (4) the words “in accordance with rule 22(1), or” shall be deleted; and

(b)in paragraph (5) the words “in accordance with rule 49(1) or” shall be deleted.

(3) In rule 18(4) before the word “guilty” there shall be added the word “not”.

(4) In rule 22—

(a)paragraph (1) shall be deleted; and

(b)in paragraph (2) the words “, for an unspecified period,” shall be deleted.

(5) In rule 49—

(a)paragraph (1) shall be deleted; and

(b)in paragraph (2) the words “, for an unspecified period,” where they twice appear shall be deleted.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the UNITED KINGDOM CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND HEALTH VISITING this

L.S.
Mary Uprichard
President
16th day of March 1998.

Sue Norman
Chief Executive/Registrar

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order, as respects proceedings in Great Britain, approves the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) (Amendment) Rules 1998, which are set out in the Schedule. A further Order made by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, is required to bring them into force as respects Northern Ireland.
The 1998 Rules amend the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Professional Conduct) Rules 1993 so that a person who has been removed from the register for a specified period for ill health or misconduct has to apply for restoration at the end of that period in the same way as a person who has been removed from the register for an unspecified period.


(1)
1997 c. 24.

(2)
1997 c. 24.

(3)
S.I. 1993/893.
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