The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules Order of Council 2004

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2004/1767

2004 No. 1767

HEALTH CARE AND ASSOCIATED PROFESSIONS

NURSES AND MIDWIVES

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules Order of Council 2004

Made 7th July 2004

Laid before Parliament 9th July 2004

Coming into force 1st August 2004

At the Court Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 7th day of July 2004

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

Whereas in exercise of the powers conferred on it by articles 5(2)(b), 5(4), 7(1), 7(2), 9(2), 10(1) to (3), 12(1), 13(1)(c)(iii), 15(2), 19(1) to (3), 37 and 47(2) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 20011, and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has made the Nursing and Midwifery (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules 2004 as set out in the Schedule to this Order:

And whereas by articles 47(1) and 48 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 such Rules shall not come into force until approved by order of 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 Nursing and Midwifery (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules 2004 Order of Council 2004 and shall come into force on 1st August 2004.

A.K. Galloway

Clerk of the Council

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which is made under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, approves Rules made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (“NMC”) which deal in Part 1 with general provisions relating to commencement and interpretation; in Part 2 with Education; in Part 3 with Registration; and in Part 4 with Registration Appeals.

Part 1

Rule 1 provides for the Rules to come into force on 1st August 2004.

Rule 2 provides definitions of terms used in the Rules.

Part 2

Rule 3 contains requirements to be observed by a nurse or midwife in respect of education to be undertaken where she first applies for registration more than five years after being awarded the qualification on which her application is based; whose registration has lapsed and who, in the five years before she applies for readmission to the register, has practised for less than 750 hours; or who has practised for less than 450 hours since she last renewed her registration. There is a transitional provision to ensure that, until two years after the coming into force of these rules, training undertaken under the previous...

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