711. The General Osteopathic Council.

The General Osteopathic Council ('the General Council'1) is a body corporate2. It is the duty of the General Council to develop and regulate the profession of osteopathy3, and such other functions as are conferred on it by the Osteopaths Act 19934. The over-arching objective of the General Council in exercising its functions is the protection of the public5. The pursuit by the General Council of its over-arching objective involves the pursuit of the following objectives: (1) to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and well-being of the public; (2) to promote and maintain public confidence in the profession