PROPOSALS FOR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERMS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROFESSIONALS RELATING TO THE PUBLIC BODIES (JOINT WORKING) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2014
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 contains the phrases 'health professionals' and 'social care professionals'. These Regulations describes what is meant by these terms, and to whom they refer, within the context of the Act and where they are used in the Regulations created under the Act.
People, or groups of people, who are not mentioned within these Regulations will not be considered as 'health professionals' or 'social care professionals' in relation to the Act or the Regulation created under the Act.
The professions that are covered by the prescribed bodies mentioned in this draft Regulation are detailed below:
General Chiropractic Council
General Dental Council (GDC)
General Medical Council
General Optical Council
General Osteopathic Council
Health and Care Professions
Nursing and Midwifery
Social Care Professionals
Scottish Social Service Council
Other Social Care Professionals who are not regulated by the Scottish Social Services Council but provide care or support to users of social care services.
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