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Professions with Public Health or Safety Implications

Certain regulated professions are classified as having 'health and safety implications'. The primary effect of this classification regards the application of rules on temporary provision of services. For professions having health and safety implications, a Member State may require a prior check of qualifications for individuals wishing to provide services on a temporary basis for any of these professions, before they are able to begin providing service. These checks are intended to avoid any serious damage to the health of the service recipient.

The following professions are listed within the UK Statutory Instrument transposing Directive 2013/55/EU as those Regulated Professions Having Public Health or Safety Implications for the purposes of regulations 19 to 23 and 51 to 55 in the UK:

Profession Competent Authority
Arts Therapist Health and Care Professions Council
Biomedical Scientist Health and Care Professions Council
Chiropodist and Podiatrist Health and Care Professions Council
Chiropractor General Chiropractic Council
Clinical Dental Technician General Dental Council
Clinical Scientist Health and Care Professions Council
Dental Hygienist General Dental Council
Dental Nurse General Dental Council
Dental Technician General Dental Council
Dental Therapist General Dental Council
Dispensing Optician General Optical Council
Environmental Health Officer The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Environmental Health Officer The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Hearing Aid Dispenser Health and Care Professions Council
Listed Veterinary Nurse Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Nurse (other than a nurse admitted to Sub-Part 1 of the nurses’ part of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council whose field of practice is adult nursing)) Nursing and Midwifery Council
Occupational Therapist Health and Care Professions Council
Operating Department Practitioner Health and Care Professions Council
Optometrist (Ophthalmic Optician) General Optical Council
Orthoptist Health and Care Professions Council
Osteopath General Osteopathic Council
Pharmacy Technician in Great Britain General Pharmaceutical Council
Physiotherapist Health and Care Professions Council
Prosthetist and Orthotist Health and Care Professions Council
Radiographer Health and Care Professions Council
Registered Gas Engineer Gas Safe Register
Practitioner Psychologist Health and Care Professions Council
Social Worker in England Health and Care Professions Council
Social Worker in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Social Care Council
Social Worker in Scotland Scottish Social Services Council
Social Worker in Wales Social Care Wales
Social Care Manager in Wales Social Care Wales
Speech and Language Therapist Health and Care Professions Council

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