Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005

Establishment of registration boards.

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26.—(1) The following bodies are established, on their respective establishment days, to perform the functions and exercise the powers assigned under this Act to the registration board of a designated profession:

(a) Clinical Biochemists Registration Board;

(b) Dietitians Registration Board;

(c) Medical Scientists Registration Board;

(d) Occupational Therapists Registration Board;

F23[(da) the Optical Registration Board;]

(e) Orthoptists Registration Board;

(f) Physiotherapists Registration Board;

(g) Podiatrists Registration Board;

(h) Psychologists Registration Board;

(i) Radiographers Registration Board;

(j) Social Care Workers Registration Board;

(k) Social Workers Registration Board;

(l) Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board.

F23[(1A) The Optical Registration Board is the registration board of both the designated profession of optometrist and the designated profession of dispensing optician.]

(2) Each registration board (whether established by this section or by regulation under section 4) is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name.

(3) The Minister may, by order, appoint a day to be the establishment day of a registration board (whether established by this section or by regulation under section 4) and may appoint different days for different registration boards.

(4) Subject to this Act, each registration board may regulate its own procedure, but only to the extent that the Council decides not to do so.

(5) Schedule 2 applies to each registration board.

Annotations

Amendments:

F23

Insert (31.12.2014) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (33/2014), s. 12(a), (b), S.I. No. 588 of 2014.

F24

Inserted by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (33/2014), s. 12(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C2

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1B) inserted by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (33/2014), s. 12(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

F24[(1B) The Radiographers Registration Board is the registration board of both the designated profession of radiographer and the designated profession of radiation therapist.]

Editorial Notes:

E21

Health and Social Care Professionals Council, Registration Boards established by section designated for purposes of 13/2020, s. 31 (19.11.2020) by Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (Section 31) (Health) (Designation) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 533 of 2020).

E22

Health and Social Care Professionals Council, Registration Boards established by section designated for purposes of 13/2020, s. 29 (19.11.2020) by Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (Section 29) (Health) (Designation) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 532 of 2020).

E23

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (30.11.2018) by Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 500 of 2018).

E24

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (13.07.2018) by Podiatrists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 239 of 2018).

E25

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.07.2017) by Psychologists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 324 of 2017).

E26

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (17.10.2016) by Medical Scientists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 531 of 2016).

E27

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (6.02.2015) by Optical Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 41 of 2015).

E28

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (1.12.2014) by Social Care Workers Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 518 of 2014).

E29

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (11.10.2013) by Physiotherapists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 386 of 2013).

E30

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (1.11.2012) by Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 441 of 2012).

E31

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (1.11.2012) by Occupational Therapists Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 440 of 2012).

E32

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (1.11.2012) by Dietitians Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 439 of 2012).

E33

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (16.12.2011) by Radiographers Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 659 of 2011).

E34

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (7.06.2010) by Social Workers Registration Board (Establishment Day) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 279 of 2010).