717. External regulation of the profession.

717.     External regulation of the profession.

The General Osteopathic Council1 is subject to the oversight of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care2 and must in the exercise of its functions co-operate with that Council3. The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care has powers to refer certain decisions of the professional conduct committee4 and the General Osteopathic Council5 to the High Court where it considers the decision is not sufficient (whether as to a finding or penalty or both) for the protection of the public6.

Her Majesty may by Order in Council7 make provision