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Exemption from provisions about rehabilitation of offenders.     39. - (1) In this section "the 1975 Order" means the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (professions etc. with respect to which provisions of the Act of 1974 are excluded).
 
      (2) In Part I of Schedule 1 to the 1975 Order, there shall be inserted at the end-
 
 
  " 13. Registered psychotherapist."
 
      (3) In Part IV of Schedule 1 to the 1975 Order, there shall be inserted in the appropriate place-
 
 
    ""registered psychotherapist" has the meaning given by section 42 of the Psychotherapy Act 2001."
      (4) The amendment of the 1975 Order by this section shall not be taken to prejudice the power to make further orders varying or revoking the amended provisions.
 
Financial provisions.     40. - (1) The General Council shall keep proper accounts of all sums received or paid by it and proper records in relation to those accounts.
 
      (2) The accounts for each financial year of the General Council shall be audited by persons appointed by the Council.
 
      (3) No person may be appointed as an auditor under subsection (2) unless he is eligible for appointment as a company auditor under section 25 of the Companies Act 1989.
 
      (4) As soon as is reasonably practicable after the accounts of the General Council have been audited, the Council shall-
 
 
    (a) cause them to be published, together with any report on them made by the auditors; and
 
    (b) send a copy of the accounts and of any such report to the Privy Council.
      (5) The Privy Council shall lay any copy sent to them under subsection (4) before each House of Parliament.
 
Power to modify Act by Order in Council.     41. In section 60(2) of the Health Act 1999, in paragraph (a), omit "and" and at the end insert "and the Psychotherapy Act 2001".
 
 
Supplemental
Interpretation.     42. In this Act-
 
 
    "conditionally registered psychotherapist" means a person who is registered with conditional registration;
 
    "the court" means the High Court;
 
    "fully registered psychotherapist" means a person who is registered with full registration;
 
    "the General Council" means the General Psychotherapy Council;
 
    "interim suspension order" has the meaning given in section 24(3);
 
    "opening of the register" means the date on which section 3 comes into force;
 
    "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made by the General Council;
 
    "provisionally registered psychotherapist" means a person who is registered with provisional registration;
 
    "recognised qualification" has the meaning given by section 14(1);
 
    "the register" means the register of psychotherapists maintained by the Registrar under section 2;
 
    "registered" means registered in the register;
 
    "registered address", in relation to a registered psychotherapist, means the address which is entered in the register in accordance with the requirements of section 6(1);
 
    "registered psychotherapist" means a person who is registered as a fully registered psychotherapist, as a conditionally registered psychotherapist or as a provisionally registered psychotherapist;
 
    "the Registrar" has the meaning given in section 2(2);
 
    "the required standard of proficiency" means the standard determined by the General Council under section 13;
 
    "the statutory committees" has the meaning given by section 1(6);
 
    "unacceptable professional conduct" has the meaning given by section 20(2);
 
    "visitor" means a person appointed under section 12.
Short title, commencement, transitional provisions and extent.     43. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Psychotherapy Act 2001.
 
      (2) This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.
 
      (3) The power conferred by subsection (2) shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.
 
      (4) Different days may be appointed by an order under subsection (2) for different purposes and different provisions.
 
      (5) Any order under subsection (2) may make such transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
      (6) The transitional provisions of Part III of the Schedule shall have effect.
 
      (7) This Act extends to England and Wales only.
 
 
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