The General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2009

Publication Date:January 01, 2009

2009No. 27

HEALTH CARE AND ASSOCIATED PROFESSIONS

CHIROPRACTORS

The General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2009

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The General Chiropractic Council has made the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules 2009, which are set out in the Schedule to this Order, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3(6A), 6(2) to (4) and 35(2) of the Chiropractors Act 1994 1.

By virtue of section 35(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 of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2009 and shall come into force on 9th February 2009.

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

The General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules 2009

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

Citation, commencement and interpretation

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(1) These Rules may be cited as the General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules 2009 and shall come into force on 9th February 2009.

(2) In these Rules-

"the 1999 Rules" means the General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999 2;

"the Act" means the Chiropractors Act 1994;

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

"relevant unrecognised UK qualification" means a qualification in chiropractic granted by an institution in the United Kingdom before 15th June 2001 which is not a recognised qualification.

Particulars in the register

2.Where a person is registered as a fully registered chiropractor by virtue 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 (form of register).

Treatment of an applicant with a relevant unrecognised UK qualification

3.The Registrar shall, in considering an application by an applicant who has a relevant unrecognised UK qualification, treat the applicant as having a recognised qualification upon being satisfied that the applicant-

(a) obtained a qualification in chiropractic in the United Kingdom before 15th June 2001;(b) practised as a chiropractor before 15th June 2001;(c) has not practised as a chiropractor in the United Kingdom on or after 15th June 2001;(d) has a good reason for not having made a successful application for registration during the transitional period; and(e) is capable of the competent and safe practice of chiropractic.

Test of competence

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