General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2002

Publication Date:January 01, 2002

2002No. 2704

CHIROPRACTORS

The General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2002

10thOctober2002

6thNovember2002

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 10th day of October 2002

By the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council

Whereas in pursuance of sections 3(2) and (6), 6(2) to (4), 14(4) and 35(2) of the Chiropractors Act 1994 ("the Act")( 1), and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the General Chiropractic Council has made the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules 2002 as set out in the Schedule to this Order:

And whereas by sections 35(1) and 36 of the Act such Rules shall not have effect until approved by the Privy Council:

Now, therefore, Their Lordships, having taken the Rules into consideration, are pleased to, and do hereby, approve them.

This Order may be cited as the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2002 and shall come into force on 6th November 2002.

A. K. Galloway Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

THE GENERAL CHIROPRACTIC COUNCIL (REGISTRATION OF CHIROPRACTORS WITH FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS) RULES 2002

The General Chiropractic Council, in exercise of its powers under sections 3(2) and (6), 6(2) to (4), 14(4) and 35(2) of the Chiropractors Act 1994( 2), and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Rules:

PART I

General

Citation and commencement

1. These Rules may be cited as the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with Foreign Qualifications) Rules 2002, and shall come into force on 6th November 2002.

Interpretation, etc

2. In these Rules -

"the 1999 Rules" means the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999( 3);

"the Act" means the Chiropractors Act 1994;

"applicant" means an applicant for registration as a fully registered chiropractor;

"the Council" means the General Chiropractic Council;

"foreign qualification" means a qualification in chiropractic granted by an institution outside the United Kingdom;

"relevant recognised qualification" means a foreign qualification which has been recognised under section 14(3) of the Act;

"relevant unrecognised qualification" means a foreign qualification which has not been recognised under section 14(3) of the Act, but which was awarded to the applicant -

(a) following completion of a course of education or training in chiropractic normally requiring not less than 4,800 hours of study, tuition and clinical experience in chiropractic to be undertaken; or(b) following completion of - (i) a first degree in human science, and(ii) a course of education or training in chiropractic normally requiring not less than 2,200 hours of study, tuition and clinical experience in chiropractic to be undertaken.

Particulars in the register

3. Where a person is registered as a fully registered chiropractor by virtue of Part II or III of these Rules, the register shall contain a note to that effect, in addition (so far as relevant) to the matters referred to in rule 3(1) of the 1999 Rules.

PART II

Cases where Community Law does not apply

Application of Part II

4. This Part applies where an applicant is a person who -

(a) has a relevant recognised qualification or a relevant unrecognised qualification,(b) does not have a recognised qualification granted by an institution within the United Kingdom, and(c) is not treated as having a recognised qualification by virtue of section 14(10)(a) of the Act;

and references in this Part to an application shall be construed accordingly.

Treatment of foreign qualifications

5. - (1) The Registrar shall, in considering an application by an applicant who has a relevant unrecognised qualification but not a relevant recognised qualification, treat the applicant as having a recognised qualification upon being satisfied that he has reached the required standard of proficiency and has a satisfactory command of the English language.

(2) The Registrar may, in considering an application by an applicant who has a relevant recognised qualification, before registering the applicant, require the applicant to satisfy him that he has a satisfactory command of the English language.

Required standard of proficiency

6. - (1) In determining whether an applicant has reached the required standard of proficiency for the purposes of rule 5(1), the Registrar shall require the applicant to take a test of competence under this rule.

(2) The test of competence shall comprise a written or oral test (or both) covering the following heads (or such part of them as the Registrar considers appropriate) for the purposes of determining whether the applicant meets the required standard of proficiency in relation to them -

(a) knowledge and understanding of the ethical basis and holistic nature of the practice of chiropractic;(b) medical and scientific knowledge relevant to the practice of chiropractic;(c) clinical assessment, including physical examination before and during treatment, interview and case history;(d) diagnosis and clinical impression;(e) the selection of appropriate treatment;(f) the delivery of treatment and evaluation of the response to treatment;(g) the giving of advice concerning treatment, treatment dependence, minimisation of recurrence or the need for further treatment, and related matters;(h) the obtaining of consent to treatment;(i) communication with other chiropractors, general medical practitioners and...

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