625. Functions of the Council.

(2)     The General Optical Council

625.     Functions of the Council.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/593, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

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