NURSES AND MIDWIVES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Nursing Council

   4   Functions of the Council

   5   Appointment of Registrar and other officers, agents and servants

   6   Funds of the Council

   7   Accounts and audit

   8   Annual reports and estimates

   9   Registration of nurses and midwives

   10   Enrolment of assistant nurses

      Licence to practise

   10B   Register of Licences to be kept

   10C   Revocation of licence

   11   Suspension and striking off

   12   Appeals to Nursing Appeal Tribunal

   13   Supervisors of Midwives

   14   Notices and reports to be furnished by midwives

   15   Offences

   16   Regulations

   17   Minister may amend monetary penalties

      SCHEDULES

 

THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES ACT

[Date of Commencement: 8th September, 1966]

Acts
35 of 1964,
13 of 2005,
7 of 2011.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Nurses and Midwives Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "assistant nurse" means a person who, having been admitted to an assistant nursing programme authorised and duly recognised by the appropriate regulatory body, has successfully completed the prescribed programme of studies, has acquired the necessary qualifications and is enrolled and licensed to practise as an assistant nurse under the supervision of a registered nurse or a registered medical practitioner;

[13/2005 s 2(a).]

   "continuing education" means any formally structured or supervised programme or course of study or any special learning activity which is authorised and duly recognised by the Council for-

   (a)   enhancing the knowledge, skills or attitude of an enrolled assistant nurse, registered nurse or registered midwife;

   (b)   assisting an enrolled assistant nurse, registered nurse or midwife, respectively, in fulfilling the job responsibilities or attaining professional competence in nursing or midwifery, as the case may be;

   (c)   providing-

         (i)   a review of recent developments in the practice of nursing or midwifery; or

         (ii)   a refresher course in nursing or midwifery;

[13/2005 s 2(a).]

   "midwife" means a person who having been admitted to a midwifery education programme authorised and duly recognised by the appropriate regulatory body, has successfully completed the prescribed programme of studies, has acquired the necessary qualifications and is registered and licensed to practise midwifery;

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