GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Rules - Draft Rules - Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors Act, 1926 (Amendment Act No. 5 of 1964) - Confirmed.
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HEALTH HOUSING AND MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No. 252, Health Dated . 27th February, 1969
Read the following :
G.O.Ms.No.36, Health dated 6-1-1965.
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O R D E R:
The draft of the rules under the Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and health Visitors Act,1926 were published for general information at PP 10-28 of Rules supplement to Part II (No.1) of the Andhra Pradesh Gazette dated 28-1-1965. As on objections or suggestions have been received within the time allowed, the said rules are hereby confirmed.
The appended Notification will be published in the next issue of the Andhra Pradesh Gazettee.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
Sd. N. Bhagwandass,
Special Secretary to the Government.
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 11 of the Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors Act, 1926, (Act III of 1926), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, hereby makes the following rules, the same having been previously published at pages 10-28 of Rules Supplement to Part II (No. 1) of the Andhra Pradseh Gazettee dated 28th January, 1965.
R U L E S
1. In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context :
(a) ?Act? means the Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors Act, 1926.
(b) ?General Nursing? means (a) in the case of female Nurses the training in the nursing of men, women and children and (b) in the case of Male Nurses the training in the nursing venereal patients for a period of not less than three years in any institutions authorised under rule 38.
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(c) ?Government? means the Government of Andhra Pradesh,
(d) ?President? means the President of the Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors Council Constituted under Sec. 3(1) of the Act.
(e) ?Registered Medical Practitioner? means a medical Practitioner registered in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of the Act.
There shall be Registrar of the Council for performing the functions assigned to the Registrar by these rules and the bylaws made under the Act. The first appointment of the Registrar shall be made by the President and the subsequent appointments shall be made by the Council. Every person so appointed may be removed by the appointing authority giving three months notice in writing. A person appointed may relinquish three months notice in writing. A person appointed may relinquish his office by giving three months notice to the appointing authority
RULES FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS
OF THE COUNCIL (SECTION 11(2) (a)) OF THE ACT.
2. Register of Members of Council : The Registrar shall maintain a register stating particulars of the members of the Council in form I of Appendix A to these rules.
3. The President shall as soon as practicable,
(a) Ninety days before the expiration of the term of office of a member of the council or
(b) When the post of such member becomes vacant by reasons of the death, or resignation or otherwise than by the expiration of his term of the office.
Take such steps to have the vacancy filled by fresh nomination or election as the case may require.
4. For purpose of election under sub clause (b) of clause (ii) of sub section (1) of Section 3 of the Act, the President or any person authorizes or deputed by him in that behalf shall act as Returning Officer.
EXPLANATION : References to the Returning Officer in these Rules shall unless a contrary intention appears, be deemed to include any person authorised or deputed by the Returning Officer to perform any duty or function in respect of an election.
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5. Not less than forty days before the date fixed for the holding of a election, the Returning Officer shall prepare and publish a notice in English in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette and at the office of the Council setting out :-
(a) the number of persons to be elected;
(b) the constituency for which the election is to be held;
(c) the date on which and the hours between which nomination papers shall be presented to him, an interval of at least seven days being allowed between the date of publication of notice and the date for presentation of the nomination papers;
(d) the date on which the nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny;
(e) the last day by which and the place where the voting papers shall be received and
(f) the day on which and the place and hour at which the Returning Officer will commence the counting of votes.
6. (1) All Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors whose names are entered in the register maintained in Section 5 of the Act shall be entitled to vote at the election of the five registered nurses to the council under sub clause (b) of clause (ii) of sub section (1) of Section 3 of the Act and the said registers shall be deemed to be the electoral roll for this purpose.
(2) The Registrar shall, once a year, prepare and publish seperate electoral rolls showing the name, qualification and address of every person qualified to vote for the election of a member to the Council under sub clause (b) of Clause (ii) of sub section (1) of Section 3 of the Act. Any electoral roll published under this sub rule shall remain in force untill the publication of a fresh electoral roll.
7. Any Registered Nurse whose name appears in the electoral roll may be nominated as a candidate at the election.
8. The nomination of every candidate shall be made by in means of a separate nomination paper in Form II of Appendix to these rules which shall be supplied free by the Returning Officer to any elector who may apply for the same.
9. (1) (a) Every nomination paper shall be subscribed by two electors as proposer and Seconder.
(b) The candidate shall make a declaration expressing his willingness to stand for election.
(2) The same elector may subscribe as many nomination papers as there are vacancies to be filled but no more. Each candidate shall be nominated by a separate nomination paper.
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Where a person has subscribed whether as proposer or Seconder a larger number of nomination papers than there are vacancies to be filled, those of the papers so subscribed which have been first received up to the number of vacancies to be filled shall be deemed to be valid. If any of the nomination papers cannot be treated as valid under this rule, all such papers shall be deemed to be invalid.
(3) On receipt of a nomination paper, the Returning Officer shall forthwith endorse thereon the date and hour of such receipt. Nomination papers received after the date and time appointed by the Returning Officer under those rules (for the presentation of such papers) shall be rejected by him.
(4) The rejection of a nomination paper of any candidate on the groung of any irregularity in respect there of shall not affect the validity of nomination of the candidate if the candidate has been duly nominated by means of another nomination paper in respect of which no irregularity has been committed.
10. On the date and at the time and place appointed by the Returning Officer for the scrutiny of nomination papers, every proposer and seconder and the candidate so nominated may attend and the Returning Officer shall allow them to examine the nomination papers of all candidates which have been received by him as aforesaid.
11. The Returning Officer shall examine the nomination papers and shall either on his own motion or an objection made decide all questions, which may arise as to the validity of any nomination including questions regarding the eligibility of the candidate to stand for election and his decision on all such questions shall subject to the provisions of rules 28 and 29 be final.
12. If in any case of an election under these rules the number of duly nominated candidates who stand for election does not exceed the number of members to be elected, the Returning Officer shall forthwith declare such candidate or candidates to be elected.
13. If the number of duly nominated candidates exceeds the member of members to be so elected the Returning Officer shall
(a) Clause the names and addresses of the candidates to be entered in voting papers in Form III of Appendix to those rules and
(b) Publish the said names and addresses in the Andhra Pradesh
14. Not less than thirty days before the last day appointed for voting, the Returning Officer shall send to each elector one such voting paper by ordinary post and obtain a certificate of posting in token there of provided that ...
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(a) If an elector has not received his ballet paper sent by post or if the ballet paper has been inadvertently spoilt in such manner that it cannot be conveniently used or it has been lost, he may, on his transmitting to the Returning Officer a declaration to that effect signed by himself, require the returning officer to send him a new ballet paper in place of the one not received, spoilt or lost, and if it has been spoilt it shall be returned to the Returning Officer who shall cancel it on receipt and
(b) no election shall be invalidated by reason that an elector has not received his ballot paper if a ballot paper has been issued to him in accordance with those rules.
15. The Returning Officer shall notify in the voting papers
(a) the last day appointed by him for voting and
(b) the day appointed by him for the counting of the votes.
Every elector desirous of recording his vote shall send his voting paper by registered post to the Returning Officer after recording his vote there on in the manner prescribed therein provided that voting papers which are not received by the Returning Officer on or before the last data appointed by the President for receiving voting papers shall be rejected.
16. Any duly nominated candidate may withdraw his candidature, by sending to the Returning Officer a written and signed withdrawal at any time before the scrutiny and counting of votes and it shall not be permissible for him subsequently to cancel such withdrawal.
On receiving notice of such withdrawal the Returning Officer shall publish the same in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette and any votes which may be or may have been recorded on the candidates behalf shall be avoid.
17. On receipt of voting paper the Returning Officer shall endorse on the cover thereof the date and hour of its receipt.
18. The Returning Officer shall attend for the purpose of counting of votes on such date and at such time and place as be appointed.
19. After satisfying himself that the electors have affixed their signatures on the counterfoils, the Returning Officer shall tear off the counter foils and place them in safe custody.
20. The Returning Officer shall, at the time of scrutiny reject voting papers which does not comply with the instructions on the voting paper, endorsing the work ?Rejected? thereon.
21. Every candidate may be present in person or may authorise a representative by writing signed by him, to be present, at the counting of votes.
22. The Returning Officer shall, if requested to do so, show the voting papers which he rejects under rule 20 but not the counterfoils, to the candidates or to their representatives.
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23. When the counting of votes has been completed, the Returning Officer forthwith declare to be elected the candidate or candidates as the case may be to whom the largest number of valid votes has been given.
24. If any objection is made to any voting paper or to its receipt or rejection by the Returning Officer such objection shall be decided at once by the Returning Officer whose decision shall subject to the provisions of rules 28 and 29 be final.
25. When an equality of votes is found to exist between any candidates and the addition of a vote will entitle any of the said candidates to be declared elected, the determination of the person to whom such additional vote shall be deemed to have been given shall be made by lot drawn in the presence of the Returning Officer and of the candidates or their representatives in such a manner as the Returning Officer may determine.
26. Upon the completion of the counting and after the result has been declared by him, the Returning Officer shall seal the voting papers and all other documents relating to election and shall keep the same in safe custody for a period of six months and thereafter cause them to be destroyed.
27. (1) Where the President is not the Returning Officer, the Returning Officer shall communicate the result of the election to the President;
(2) The President shall in all cases publish the names of the elected candidate or candidates in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette.
28. The Council, may of its own motion or on objection made in writing by any elector including a candidate, declare any election that has been hold to be void on account of corrupt practice or any other sufficient cause and may call on the president to take steps to hold a fresh election within a specified time, and any decision of the Council under this rule shall be final.
29. (1) If any question arises as to the interpretation or application of these rules, the question shall be referred to the Council whose decisions shall be final. Pending the decision of the council on any such reference to it or the issue of any final orders on any enquiry which the Council may institute upon receipt of information that an election is being or about to be held in contravention of the rules, it shall be lawful for the Council to direct the stay of the election proceedings at any stage thereof prior to the declaration of the result. Any election held or prior continued contravention of the orders of the Council under this rule shall be void and be of no effect whatsoever.
(2) Unless it is otherwise ordered by the Council, election proceedings stayed under this rule shall on cancellation of the stay order proceed from the stage at which they were stayed on fresh dates to be fixed.
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30. Vice President : The Council shall elect one of its members to be its Vice President who shall in the absence of or when so authorised by the President to entitled to preside at meetings of the Council and to discharge the functions of the President.
The election of a Vice President of the Council from among the members of the Council shall be by ballot and shall take place at a meeting of the Council of which not less than fourteen days notice has been given under the orders of the President.
Candidates for election to the office of the Vice President shall be proposed and seconded by members of the Council present at the meeting.
The candidate whom the largest number of votes has been given shall be declared to be duly elected by the President or member presiding at the meeting.
When an equality of votes is found to exist and the addition of a vote will entitle any of the candidates to be declared to be elected, the determination of the candidate to whom such one additional vote shall be deemed to have been given shall be made by lot drawn at the meeting in such manner as the President may determination.
The term of office of a Vice President shall be for one year commencing from the date of the election provided that he shall vacate said office on the expiration of his term as a member of the Council.
An outgoing Vice President shall, if he is a member of the Council at the time, be eligible for re-election.
If the office of Vice President becomes vacant in the course of the year for which he has been elected, it shall be filled the vacancy and the member appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the year for which his predecessor was appointed.
RULES REGULATING THE CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION TO THE REGISTER
(Section 11 (2) (b) of the Act)
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31. Every Nurse, Midwife, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or health Visitor who desires to have her name entered in the register of Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives or Health Visitors shall apply to the Registrar in Form IV of Appendix to these rules and furnish full particulars of the information required therein. She shall attach to her application any diplomas or certificates of training she holds in original together with a copy of each such diplomas or certificates of training.
EXPLANATION : A woman who desires to have her name entered as a Nurse as a Midwife, as Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or as Health Visitor shall make separate application therefor in the prescribed form.
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32. Subject the provisions of these rules, a nurse shall be entitled to have her name entered in the register of nurses
(a) as a general trained nurse
` (b) if she has completed three years training at an institution authorised in that behalf under rule 38 and has passed the qualifying examination in general nursing conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Government Board of Examiners in Nursing or the examining Board of the Nurses? Auxiliary of the Christian Medical Association of India (South India Branch) or
(c) if she possesses a certificate of qualification in B.Sc. (Nursing) granted by the University of Osmania or from any other University recognised by the Indian Nursing Council.
(d) if she possesses a certificate of qualification in general nursing recognised by the Indian Nursing Council as a registerable qualification and is registered as the Nursing Council of the State in which the qualification is granted or
(e) if her name has been registered by --
nbsp; i. the General Nursing Council for England and Wales or
ii. the General Nursing Council for Scotland or
iii. An Board Altranzis, Eire, Dublin or
iv. the Joint Nursing and Midwives
Council for Northern
v if she possesses a certificate or qualification granted by an authority in a State recognised by the council;
Note: With reference to the qualifications in clause (d), qualifications granted in Foreign countries other than the United Kingdom and Ireland are not registerable unless and until they are so declared by the Indian Nursing Council.
(2) as a nurse trained in the Nursing of Women and Children if she has completed three years training at an institution authorised in that behalf under rule 38 and has passed the qualifying examination in the nursing of Women and children conducted by the Examining Board of the Nurses? Auxiliary of the Christian Medical Association of India (South Indian Branch).
33. Subject to the provisions of these rules a midwife shall be entitled to have her name entered in the register of midwives;
(a) if she has completed 18 months training of six months training in the case of trained nurses, at an institution authorised that behalf under rule 38 and has passed the qualifying examination conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Government Board of Examiners for Midwives or
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(b) if she possesses a certificate of qualification in midwifery recognised by the Indian Nursing Council as a registerable qualification and is registered by the Nurses and Midwives Council of the State in which the qualification is granted or
(c) if her name has been registered by ---
(i) The Central Midwives? Board of London or
(ii) The Central Midwives? Board of Scotland or
(d) if she possesses a certificate of qualification granted by an authority in a State recognised by the Council.
Explation : A midwife, who has satisfactorily completed one year?s training in Midwifery before the 24th December, 1937 shall be eligible for registration in the register of midwives, if she has commenced her course of training before the introduction of the revised course of 18 months training and if she produces in addition to other documents, the certificates of professional efficiency referred to in rule 36 (b).
34. Subject to the provisions of these rules, an Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife shall be entitled to have her name entered in the Register of Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives --
(a) If she has completed 2 years training at an institution authorised in that behalf under rule 38 and has passed the qualifying examination conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Board of the Examiners for Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives or Examining Board of the Nurses? Auxiliary of the Christian Medical Association of India (South India Branch)
(b) if she possesses a certificate of qualification as Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife recognised by the Indian Nursing Council as a registerable qualification and is registered by the Nurses and Midwives Council of the State in which the qualification is granted.
(c) If she has completed Health Visitors Training Course for 1 year after successfully completing auxiliary Nurse-Midwife?s Training with suitable School Education, in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
(d) if she possesses a certificate of qualification as Health Visitor recognised by the Indian Nursing Council as a registerable qualification and is registered by the Nurses and Midwifes Council of the State in which the qualification is granted.
36. (a) An applicant for registration shall in all cases specify in her application the names and addresses of at least three persons willing and able to given evidence of her good moral character. On of them should be a person of good social standing not being a relation of the applicant who has known her personally for not less
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then three years, another shall be a person in whose employment the applicant is on the date of application or who has employed her at any time within three years prior to such date and a third shall be a Superintendent of Nursing, registered Medical Practitioner or other responsible person with whom the applicant is working on the date of the application or has worked at any time within three years prior to such date.
(b) The Council may invite the persons named by the applicant to furnish testimonials as to her character and professional efficiency in Forms V and VI of Appendix to these rules as the case may be require and any testimonials so furnished shall be sent direct to the Registrar by the persons furnishing them.
37. Every Nurse, Midwife, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or Health Visitor whose name has been entered in the register shall be entitled to receive from the Registrar free of charges a Certificate of registration in Form VIII of Appendix to these rules.
38. With the approval of the Government, the Council shall from time to time authorize such institutions as may be deemed competent in that behalf to train nurses, midwives Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives, Health Visitors for the purpose of admission to the register under rule 31. Such authorisation may if the Council deems it necessary, be given with retrospective effect from such earlier date as may be specified by it.
39. On or after the date of commencement of the Act, the Council is empowered to inspect the institutions by deputing Inspectors for the purpose of according recognition to the training centres of Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives, Health Visitors and B.Sc., Nurses.
RULES REGULATING REFUSAL TO REGISTER AND REMOVAL OF NAME FROM AND RESTORATION OF NAMES TO THE REGISTER (SECTION II (2) (b) AND (d) OF THE ACT
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40. The Council may refuse to register or remove from the register permanently or for a specified time the name of a Nurse, Midwife, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or Health Visitor for -
(a) any offence including a breach of any by law which provides that such breach shall be deemed to be an offence for the purpose of this rule.
(b) professional incompetence, negligence or contravention of methods ordinarily inculcated in the course of training of Nurses Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors.
(c) defect in character which in the opinion of the Council would render the entry or retention of her name on the register undesirable.
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41. Whenever information is received that a candidate for registration as a Nurse, Midwife, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or Health Visitor or a registered Nurse Midwife A.N.M or H.V. (herein after referred to as ?the respondent?) has been convicted of an offence or has been censured by any judicial supervising or other competent authority in relation to her professional character, or has been guilty or any misconduct the Registrar, after making enquiries relating there to shall lay the matter before the President.
42. The President may thereupon cause a written explanation to be called for from the respondent. If the President is satisfied that a prima facie case has been made out against respondent, he may himself proceed with further investigation and take further evidence taking if necessary the advice and assistance of a legal practitioner or he may appoint a committee of the members of the Council to make such further investigation and take such further evidence.
43. When the President or the committee as the case may be consider that a case for further enquiry has not been made out the President or the Committee may decline to proceed with the matter and shall report their action to the Council at its next meeting.
44. When the President or the committee as the case may be considers that a case for further enquiry has been made out the Registrar shall send by registered post to the respondent a notice in writing in Form IX of Appendix to these rules specifying the nature and particulars of the charge against her and informing her of the time and date and place of the meeting at which the case will be heard by the Council and requiring her to send or deliver to the registrar her certificate and badge if any, not later than the date on which the hearing takes place. Such notice shall be sent to the registered address of the respondent as given by her in her application or as set out in the register, and shall be posted so as to allow at least twentyone days to elapse between the date on which the notice is posted and the date fixed for hearing.
45. In any case in which it is proved by the certificate of a Court that a conviction has not been subsequently quashed on appeal, the president shall inform the Council of the facts of the case, and the Council may forthwith, and without further enquiry order the removal of the name of the registered Nurse, Midwife, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or Health Visitor charges and convicted, or the exclusion of a candidate seeking registration from the register.
46. The case shall be heard at a meeting of the Council, of which at least seven days notice shall be sent by the Registrar to each member of the Council and the respondent shall be entitled to be represented by a legal practitioner provided that if she intends to be represented by a legal practitioner, not less than seven days notice of such intention shall be given to the Registrar.
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47. At the hearing of the case, the Registrar or other person appointed by the Council for the purpose shall first state to the Council the facts of the case and the charge made against the respondent and shall then submit to the Council the evidence received in support of the charge and the respondent of her representative shall be invited by the President to address the Council and to tender evidence in answer to the charge, and the Registrar or other person appointed by the Council for the purpose shall be entitled to cross examine any witness tendered in answer to the charge and to reply on the whole case, after the respondent or her representative has replied. The respondent shall also be entitled to cross examine any witness tendered in support of the charge in the same way as the Registrar or other person appointed by the Council is entitled to cross examine a witness tendered in answer to the charge.
48. If the respondent does not attend either in person or by a representative, the Council may proceed to hear and determine the case in her absence.
49. Upon the conclusion of the case the Council shall after consideration of the evidence, whether oral or documentary, pronounce its decision forthwith or at a later date in writing or at a subsequent meeting.
50. If the Council finds the charges against the respondent to be proved either whollyor in part, it may refuse to include her name in the register or may remove her name from the register permanently or for such period as it thinks fit.
51. The registrar shall forthwith communicate the decision of the council to be respondent by registered letter addressed to her registered address.
52. In the case of temporary removal of the respondent?s name from the register, the Registrar shall delete her name from the register in which it is included during the period of such temporary removal and shall retain her certificate and badge if any. In the case of permanent removal the Registrar shall delete the respondent?s name from the register in which it is included and cancel her certificate and retain her badge if any.
nbsp; 53. (a) A Nurse, Midwife or Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or Health Visitor may apply for the removal of her name from the register. Every such application shall bear evidence that it is being made at the applicants own request and of her own free will and shall be signed by the applicant herself and be accompanied by a declaration made by the applicant in the presence of two witnesses who shall be Magistrates, Ministers of Religion, Registered Medical Practitioners or Registered Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives or Health Visitors able and willing to identify the applicant and to give evidence as to her character and who
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shall state explicitly whether or not they are aware of any proceedings or of any reason for the institution of proceedings which might result in establishing any cause for the removal of the applicant?s name from the register without her consent or of depriving her without her consent of any qualification or diploma or certificate she may hold and entitling her to be registered.
(b) The Registrar shall place such application together with the documents in support there of before the next meeting of the Council, at which the application and any objection there to shall be considered.
54. The Council shall then consider whether there is any valid objection to such removal and if it finds no valid objection there to shall remove the applicant?s name from the register.
(a) Upon the removal of the applicant?s name from the register permanently or temporarily for a certain specified period under the foregoing rules, any application of the restoration of the name of such nurse, midwife, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife or Health Visitor either in the case of permanent removal ob before or after the expiry of the term any temporary removal shall be made in writing addressed to the Registrar and signed by the applicant, stating the grounds on which the application is made.
(b) The application shall contain the names and addresses of two or more persons, of whom two shall be Magistrates, Registered Medical Practitioners or registered Nurses, registered Midwives, registered Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives or registered Health Visitors able and willing to identify the applicant and to give evidence as to her character and the nature of her name from the register and such other information as may be required.
(c) The Council may require the applicant to verify by an affidavit or declaration on oath before a magistrate any statement made in her application, or any further statement which it things necessary, and may, if it thinks it fit require the applicant to attend in person at a meeting of the Council at which the matter is to be considered.
(d) If, upon consideration of the application and of the evidence furnished in support of it, the Council is satisfied that the name of the applicant should be restored to the register, it may direct the Registrar accordingly and upon payment by the applicant of the prescribed fee her name shall be restored to the register and a new certificate together with a badge. If any shall be issued to her, if the certificate originally granted has been cancelled under rule 52.
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RULES REGULATING THE SELECTION OF PANELS AND THE CONSTITUTION AND PROCEDURE OF THE TRIBUNAL (SECTION 11 (2) (e) OF THE ACT.
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55. (1) The strength of the panels referred to in clauses (a) (b) and (c) of sub section (2) of Section 8 of the Act shall be six in each case.
(2) The selection of the panel of registered medical practitioners under the said clause (b) and the filling of vacancies therein shall be made by the Medical Council.
(3) The selection of the panel of registered nurses under the said clause (c) and the filling of vacancies therein shall be made so far as may be practicable in accordance with the rules for the time being in force for the conduct of elections by members of the council.
(4) The selection of the persons to constitute the Tribunal from the panels referred to in clauses (a) (b) and (c) of sub section (2) of Section 8 shall, in each case be made by the Government.
(5) The person selected as a member of the Tribunal from the panel under the said clause (a) consisting of persons with experience as Magistrates or Civil Judges shall preside over its proceedings.
(6) The appeal shall be decided in accordance with the opinion of the majority of the persons constituting the Tribunal.
(7) The procedure to be followed by the Tribunal shall be that of the Council mutatis Mutandis.
RULES PRESCRIBING THE FEES TO BE PAID IN RESPECT OF
APPEALS (SECTION 11 (2) (f) OF THE ACT
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56. The State Government shall fix the fee to be paid in respect of the appeal under the Act provided however that such fee shall not exceed Rs. 100/- in any case.
RULES REGULATING THE APPLICATION OF FEES RECEIVED
UNDER SECTION 11 (2) (g) OF THE ACT
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57. All fees levied under this Act shall be credited to the Council and all such fees and all money received by the Council shall be applied for the purposes of this Act, such as :-
1. Salary of the Registrar 2 Salary of Estt.,
3. Election Expenses 4. Printing of forms, Certificates etc.,
5. Office Rent 6. Travelling allowance of members,
7. Legal expenses 8. Stationery, Postage etc.
9. Inspection of Training schools to accord recognition and
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Register showing particulars of the members of the Council (See R-2)
3. Whether nominated or elected, and in the case of elected member, by whom elected.
5. Date of commencement of tenure of office
6. Date on which the tenure of office will expire in the ordinary course.
7. If the appointment terminates before the due date mentioned in col.6 then the date and reason for such termination.
FORM : II Nomination Paper (see Rule - 8)
1. Name of the Candidate
2. Registration Certificate number of candidate on the Electoral roll.
4. Registration Certificate No. of proposer on the electoral roll.
5. Signature of proposer
6. Registration Certificate number of seconder on the Electoral roll.
7. Signature of the Seconder
8. I declare that I am willing to stand for elections.
Signature of Candidate.
Nomination paper which are not received by the
before .........................................will be invalid.
FORM : III Voting Paper - (See Rule-13)
Serial No. Serial No.
The Number of candidate to be elected is / Serial numbers and names of the candidates duly nominated.
I hereby declare that I am vote
the person whose name (1)
appears in the electoral (2)
roll as number (3)
Signature of Elector. (7)
Address : (8)
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Voting papers shall be sent to the Returning Officer by Registered post. Voting papers not received by the Returning Officer before noon day of will be rejected.
The returning officer will commence the counting of votes at (Place) at (time).
1. Each elector has as many votes as there are members to be elected.
2. A cross mark (X) should be placed in the column ?Vote opposite the name of the candidate or candidates for whom the elector wishes to vote.
3. The cross mark should be placed opposite the name or names intended. If the mark or marks are not so placed, the vote will become invalid. The number of candidates to be elected.
4. The elector should make the following declaration on the counterfiol: I hereby declare that I am the person whose name appears in the Electoral Roll and append his signature there to. Without such declaration and signature, the voting paper will be invalid.
5. Not more than one voting paper shall be filled in by each elector.
Form IV : application for Registration (See Rule 31)
A.P. Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and
Health Visitors Council,
Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad (A.P.)
1. (1) (2) European/Anglo-Indian/Indian ?
hereby request the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.V. Council to enter my name in the Register of Nurses/Midwives/Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives/Health Visitors. I forward herewith the registration fee of Rs. ................ and I promise in the event of my being so registered and in consideration thereof to be bound by and to conform to in all respects to the rules and regulations for the time being in force.
2. I forward herewith my diploma and certificate of training and copies of the
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3. I furnish below the names and addresses of three persons to
whom reference may be made as to my character and professional efficiency : - 1
2 ............................................... 3 .............................................
4. I bear the two marks specified below, by which I may be identified. 1 ....?????????. 2 .......................................
5. I declare that the particulars given in this form are inevery respect complete and true.
Signature of Witness : (Signature of the applicant)
Address of Witness :
Note : An applicant who desires the entry of her name in the Registration of Nurses/and in the Register of Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives or Health Visitors should fill in and submit a separate form for each application.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING IN FORM
(1) here enter full name : (2) Here state whether single, married or widow. If married or widow give name before marriage or it /time of undergoing training : (3) here give full postal address of permanent residence. (4) The Register of Nurses is devided into seven Section as shown below:
Section A: Represents nurses trained and registered in Grant Britain or in approved general training schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Section B: Represents nurses trained in foreign general training schools and nurses trained in approved general training schools outside the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Section C: Represents nurses who have undergone general training in a language of the State in a Hospital in Andhra Pradesh.
Section D: Represents nurses who have undergone training in Hospitals for Women and Children in the English language.
Section E: Represent nurses who have undergone training in hospitals for women and children in a language of the State.
Section F: Represents male nurses trained in the English language.
Section G: Represents male Nurses Trained in a language of the State.
(5) Here strike out in appropriate term.
(6) Here give full name and address of institutions where trained.
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FORM OF TESTIMONIAL AS TO THE CHARACTER
( Spe. Rule 35 )
The Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors Council.
I certify that I have known .......................................... personally for
.......................... years and that she is trustworthy sober and of good moral character.
form - vI : FORM OF
TESTIMONIAL AS TO CHARACTER AND
PROFESSIONAL EFFICIENCY (SEE RULE 36 )
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(To be given by a superintendent or Nursing, registered Medical Practitioner, or other responsible person under whom the applicant has worked within three years prior to the date of application)
CONFIDENTIAL : To the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.V. Council .......................................
I certify that I have known
for ............................. years and that she has discharged her professional duties at all times in such a manner as to enable me to recommend her for registration by the Council and that she is trustworthy, sobber and of good moral character.
Date: Remarks :
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FORM VII - Certificate of Registration - (See Rule 36)
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(The Andhra Pradesh N.M.ANM and H.V. Council Constituted under the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.Vs Act, 1926. )
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This is to certify that ( Name in full) ....................................... having taken a course of training at (Name of training School) .................................. from ........................ to ............................ has passed the examination for Nurses/Midwives/Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives/Health Visitors etc., conducted by (Name of the Examining Board ...................... on (Date) ................... and is admitted to Section ........... of the register maintained under the provisions of the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.Vs Act, 1926 as a registered Nurse/Midwife/Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife/Health Visitor etc.,
The number assigned to him/her in the register is ................. dated .................... the .................. day ............. of 19 .................
SEAL President: Registrar:
FORM - VIII: Certificate of Registration (See Rule 37)
The Andhra Pradesh N.M. ANM and H.V Council (Under the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.Vs. Act, 1926)
I certify that .................................. was admitted on .................... to the Register of Nurses/ Midwives/Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives/ Health Visitors maintained by the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.V. Council and that she is entitled in pursuance of the A.P.N.M. ANM and H.Vs Act, 1926 to take and use the title of Registered Nurse / Regd. Midwife, Regd. ANM / Regd. H.V. as the case may be
SEAL President Registrar
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FORM - IX
THE ANDHRA PRADESH NURSES, MIDWIVES, AUXILIARY NURSE MIDWIVES, AND HEALTH VISITORS ACT, 1926
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(The Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors Council,
Hyderabad - See Rule 44)
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Take notice that the charge (or charges) against ...................... of ......................... which are set berth below has been brought to the notice of the Council and that the Council proposes to investigate such charge (s) at a meeting to be held at the office of the Council at ....................... on ......................... the .............................. day of .......................................197 at ............................... A.M. and to determine whether your name should be removed from the register.
(Particulars of Charge(s)
You are hereby required to attend before the Council at the time and place mentioned above and to answer such charge (s) bringing with you all papers and documents in your possession relevant to the matter and any persons whose evidence you wish to lay before the Council.
The following points should be carefully noted:-
(a) You are entitled to be represented at the hearing before the Council by a friend or by a lawyer, but if you propose to employ a lawyer, you must give written notice to the registrar at the address mentioned above at least seven days before the hearing.
(b) It is imperative that you should either send to the registrar before the date fixed for the hearing, or bring with you to the hearing your certificate (and badge).
A copy of the rules of the A.P.N.M ANM and H.V Council is enclosed and your attention is directed to the rules framed under clause (d) sub section (2) of Sec. 11 of the Act.