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Mental Health (Miscellaneous Provisions and Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2019

Made                                                                                                           9th July 2019

Coming into force                                                                                 10th July 2019

THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES makes this Order under Articles 16 and 95 of the Mental Health (Jersey) Law 2016[1] –

1        Article 3 substituted

For Article 3 of the Mental Health (Miscellaneous Provisions and Prescribed Forms) (Jersey) Order 2018[2] there is substituted –

(1)     In order to satisfy the Minister, for the purposes of granting approval under Article 16 of the Law, that a registered medical practitioner has sufficient experience and training in the field of mental health and the operation of legislation relating to mental health, the registered medical practitioner must produce –

(a)     evidence of holding a full registration with licence to practise from the General Medical Council; and

(b)     evidence that he or she also fulfils one of the requirements in paragraph (2) or, where paragraph (3) applies, the requirement in paragraph (4).

(2)     The requirements mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) are that the registered medical practitioner –

(a)     is a member or fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has attained approval to practise as an approved practitioner following completion of the Mental Health (Jersey) Law 2016 Approved Practitioner Training Programme;

(b)     is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners appearing on the National Performers List with a minimum of 3 years’ full-time experience including –

(i)      substantial experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder, and

(ii)      at least 4 months spent in a supervised psychiatric training post within a training programme recognized by the Royal College of Psychiatrists,

and has attained approval to practise as an approved practitioner following completion of the Mental Health (Jersey) Law 2016 Approved Practitioner Training Programme; or

(c)     has –

(i)      a minimum of 3 years’ full-time experience in either a psychiatric training post or a non-consultant career grade post, including in each case substantial experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder, and

(ii)      attained approval to practise as an approved practitioner following completion of the Mental Health (Jersey) Law 2016 Approved Practitioner Training Programme.

(3)     This paragraph applies where the Minister intends to attach a condition to the approval, under Article 16(2) of the Law, that the registered medical practitioner may exercise the powers under the Law given to approved practitioners only to the extent of being qualified to be appointed as (and therefore having the authority to discharge the functions of) a medical member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel under Article 47 of the Law.

(4)     The requirement mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) is that the registered medical practitioner has such degree of experience or training in mental health matters as would reasonably be expected to provide him or her with enough understanding of the medical issues likely to arise before the Mental Health Review Tribunal to be an effective medical member.”.

2        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Mental Health (Miscellaneous Provisions and Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2019 and comes into force on 10th July 2019.

deputy r.j. renouf of st. ouen

Minister for Health and Social Services

 




[1]                                     chapter 20.650

[2]                                     chapter 20.650.50


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