SRI LANKA NURSES COUNCIL ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA NURSES COUNCIL

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Nurses Council.

3. Constitution of the Council.

4. Tenure of office of members.

5. Vacation of office by members.

6. Removal of a member from office.

7. Voting and election of President.

8. Quorum.

9. Proceedings of the Council.

10. Minutes of proceedings.

PART II

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

11. Powers and functions of the council.

12. Delegation of powers, functions and duties of the Council.

13. Remuneration for attendance at meetings of the Council.

14. Registrar and other officers.

15. Appeal to the Minister.

16. Register to be kept by Registrar.

17. Nurses registered under the Medical Ordinance deemed to be registered under this Act.

18. Change of qualification.

19. Registrar to keep register up to date.

20. Erasure of names from the register.

21. Proof of contents of the Register.

PART III

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS

22. Council's Fund.

23. Accounts to the Council.

24. Annual report.

25. Penalties.

26. Regulations.

27. Repeal.

28. Council to be a Scheduled institution under the Bribery Act.

29. Interpretation.

19 of 1988,

35 of 2005.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a Nurses Council to advice the Government with regard to the laying down of standards for recruitment, education and professional practice of nurses; to provide for the registration of nurses; and for matters connected therewith of incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 22nd June, 1988]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Nurses Council Act.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA
NURSES COUNCIL

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Nurses Council.

(1) There shall be established a Council called the Sri Lanka Nurses Council (hereinafter referred to as the "Council”).

(2) The Council shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name and may hold, acquire and dispose of any property, movable or immovable.

(3) The seal of the Council shall not be affixed to any instrument without the authority given in writing by the Secretary of the Council or some other person authorised by the Council, either generally or specially, for that purpose.

3. Constitution of the Council.

The Council shall consist of the following members—

(i) The President of the Council;

(ii) a registered practising nurse—

(a) who has experience in the practice of nursing for a period of not less than twelve years, of which five years shall be in nursing administration; and

(b) who has obtained a prescribed post-graduate qualification in nursing administration,

elected by the Special Grade and Grade I nursing officers in the medical service of the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Public Service;

[S 3(ii) am by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

(iii) a registered practising nurse—

(a) who has experience in teaching in, or administration of, a school of nursing for a period of not less than twelve years; and

(b) who has obtained a prescribed post-graduate qualification,

elected by the Special Grade and Grade I nursing officers in nursing education of the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Public Service;

[S 3(iii) am by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

(iv) a registered practising nurse—

(a) who has experience in the field of public health nursing for a period of not less than twelve years; and

(b) who has obtained a prescribed post-graduate qualification,

elected by the Special Grade and Grade I nursing officers in the public health service of the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Public Service;

[S 3(iv) am by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

(v) a registered practising nurse—

(a) who is employed in the Provincial Public Service;

(b) who has experience in the practice of nursing for a period of not less than twelve years; and

(c) who has obtained a prescribed postgraduate qualification,

elected by the nursing officers in the Provincial Public Services;

[S 3(v) subs by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

(vi) the person who for the time being discharges the duties of the Director General of Health Services;

(vii) five registered practicing nurses elected by the staff nursing officers in the Department of Health and in the Provincial Public Service, from among the staff nurses in the Department of Health and in the Provincial Public Service, having at least five years experience in the practice of nursing;

[S 3(vii) subs by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

(viii) a person nominated by the Minister on the recommendation of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance;

(ix) a person nominated by the Minister on the recommendation of the Minister in charge of the subject of Higher Education;

(x) .

[S 3(x) rep by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

(xi) two persons nominated by the Minister from among persons interested in the welfare of nursing who are not public officers or in receipt of a pension from the Government;

(xii) the person who for the time being discharges the duties of the Director Nursing (Medical Services) in the Ministry of Health;

(xiii) the person who for the time being discharges the duties of the Director Nursing (Public Health Services) in the Ministry of Health;

(xiv) the person who for the time being discharges the duties of the Director Nursing (Education) in the Ministry of Health;

(xv) .

[S 3(xv) rep by s 2 of Act 35 of 2005.]

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