The General Optical Council1 must maintain a register of bodies corporate2 carrying on business as an optometrist or a dispensing optician3 or both, containing the names, principal places of business and such other particulars, as may be prescribed by the Council, of the bodies which are entitled4 to be registered in it and apply in the prescribed manner to be registered or to have their registration retained in the register5.
A body corporate is entitled to be registered in the register if it satisfies the Council that it is fit to carry on business as an optometrist or a dispensing
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