The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Designation of Competent Persons Regulations 2009

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2009/301

2009 No. 301

Public Health

The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Designation of Competent Persons Regulations 2009

Made 26th August 2009

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 28th August 2009

Coming into force 1st October 2009

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3(4) and section 5(4) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 20081and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 122(3) of that Act they have consulted such persons as they consider appropriate.

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Designation of Competent Persons Regulations 2009 and shall come in to force on 1st October 2009.

(2) In these Regulations—

“Specialist Register” means a register maintained by the General Medical Council pursuant to article 13(1) of the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 20032; and

“UK Public Health Register” means the register of public health specialists established in 2003 by the Faculty of Public Health, the Royal Institute of Public Health and the Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum.

S-2 Designation of Health Board Competent Persons

Designation of Health Board Competent Persons

2. A person who meets the criteria and is in receipt of the relevant qualifications set out in regulation 3 may be designated as a health board competent person.

S-3 Criteria and Qualifications for Health Board Competent Persons

Criteria and Qualifications for Health Board Competent Persons

3. To be eligible for designation as a health board competent person, a person must—

(a) be employed by or have a contract for services with a health board in Scotland; and

(i) (b) be a registered medical practitioner on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in the speciality of public health medicine with a minimum of 6 months’ work experience in health protection; or

(ii) be a registered medical practitioner who holds a substantive consultant post in public health medicine in a health board or the common services agency or equivalent and held that post prior to 1st January 2008 and who has a minimum of 6 months’ work experience in health protection; or

(iii) be a nurse, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, with a minimum of 2 years...

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