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Nursing Decree 2011

Fiji Government Country Resources General Health Legislation Fiji 14 September 2011 Legislation/regulation

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Nursing Decree (Decree no. 41 of 2011).


Part I: Preliminary
1. Short title, commencement and application
2. Interpretation

Part II: The Fiji Nursing Council
3. Establishment and composition of the Council
4. Disqualification from membership
5. Vacation of office
6. Remunerations
7. Principles to guide the Council
8. Functions of the Council
9. Powers of the Council
10. Power of the Minister to make rules

Part III: Council Proceedings
11. Procedure of Council meetings
12. Times and venue of meetings
13. Presiding, quorum and voting in meetings
14. Disclosure of interests
15. Ministers's power to give directions in the public interest
16. Secretary of the Council
17. Annual report, accounts and audits
18. Exemption of liability

Part IV: Registration and Practising Certificate
19. Nursing Register
20. Notification of change and correction of error
21. Particulars of cancellations and correction to be recorded
22. Registers
23. Inspection of register
24. Registration requirements and qualifications
25. Qualifications for registration
26. Application for registration
27. Vocational categories
28. Action to be taken on registration
29. Temporary registration
30. Conditional registration
31. Registration of student nurses
32. Suspension of registration
33. Review of suspension for health reasons
34. Requirement following cancellations or suspension or registration
35. Removal from register
36. Restoration and re-issue of registration
37. Report to register of cessation of status as student
38. Application for and issuance of practising certificates
39. Refusal or cancellation of certificate
40. Registered persons to be indemnified against loss
41. Appeal

Part V. Committees
Professional Conduct Committee
42. Establishment
43. Appointment
44. Terms and duration of appointment
45. Powers and function of the Committee
46. Committee membership ceased
47. Disclosure of interests
48. Acting Chairperson
49. Arrangement of business
50. Constitution of Committee proceedings
51. Member of Committee ceasing to be available

Committees of the Council
52. Nursing Professional Standards Committee
53. Other Committees

Part VI: Disciplinary, Investigations and Proceedings:
54. Causes for disciplinary action
55. Notifications
56. Complaints
57. Referral of charge to the Committee
58. Venue and arrangement of hearings
59. Proceedings before Committee
60. Powers of the Committee in relation to witnesses, etc
61. Duty to witness at inquiry
62. Inspection of documents
63. Obstruction to Committee's function
64. Removal from Committee hearing
65. Evidence and findings in other proceeding
66. Health assessment
67. Action by Committee
68. Right of appeal to High Court

Part VII: The Fiji Nursing College
69. Establishment of the College
70. Objects of the College
71. Vesting of assets and liabilities
72. Council of the College
73. Members of the College
74. Life, etc members
75. Subscriptions
76. Expulsion
77. Committees
78. Power to make rules and procedure
79. Voting right
80. Accounts and reports

Part VIII: Miscellaneous
81. Offences and penalties
82. Liability
83. Regulations
84. Repeal, savings and transitional


Nursing Decree 2011
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