625. Functions of the Council.

The General Optical Council1 has the general function2 of promoting high standards of professional education, conduct and performance among registrants3 and the additional functions assigned to it by or under the Opticians Act 19894. The over-arching objective of the Council in exercising their functions is the protection of the public5.

The Council may delegate to any committee of the Council6 or to any officer or employee of the Council, any of the functions exercisable by the Council under the