623. In general.

7.     Opticians and Related Professions

(1)     Introduction

623.     In general.

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 main statutory provisions relating to opticians are the Opticians Act 1989 and statutory instruments made under that Act1. These provisions provide for the registration of optometrists2 and dispensing opticians3, regulate their fitness to practise4, provide a regime