Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005


3.—(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

“bye-law” means a bye-law made by a registration board under section 31 ;

“Council” means the Health and Social Care Professionals Council established under section 6 ;

“Court” means the High Court;

“designated profession” means a health or social care profession that—

(a) is designated in section 4 (1), or

(b) is designated by regulation under section 4 (2);

“establishment day” means—

(a) in relation to the Council, the day appointed under section 6 (3) for its establishment, and

(b) in relation to a registration board, the day appointed under section 26 (3) for its establishment;

“fee” means a fee set by the Council from time to time under section 18 ;

“functions” includes duties and responsibilities;

“health or social care profession” has the meaning given by section 4 (3);

“Minister” means the Minister for Health and Children;

“register” means a register established and maintained under section 36 ;

“registrant”, in relation to a designated profession, means an individual whose name is entered in the register of members of that profession;

“registration board” means a board established under section 26 or established by regulation under section 4 ;

“rule” means a rule made by the Council under section 22 ;

“superannuation benefit” means a pension, gratuity or other allowance payable on resignation, retirement or death.

(2) In this Act “material interest” is to be construed in accordance with section 2 (3) of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 .

(3) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to a register includes a division of the register and “registered” and “registration” are to be construed accordingly.

(4) In this Act—

(a) a reference to a section, Part or Schedule is to a section or Part of, or a Schedule to, this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

(b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended, and

(c) a reference to any other enactment is to that enactment as amended by or under any other enactment, including this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.