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PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS ACT 1994

- As at 27 June 2017
- Act 81 of 1994

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects of this Act
   4.      Definitions
   5.      Occupational liability to which Act does not apply
   6.      Act binds the Crown

   PART 2 - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

           Division 1 - Making, amendment and revocation of schemes

   7.      Preparation and approval of schemes
   8.      Public notification of schemes
   9.      Making of comments and submissions concerning schemes
   10.     Consideration of comments, submissions and other matters
   11.     Public hearings
   12.     Submission of approved schemes for Gazettal
   13.     Gazettal, tabling and disallowance of schemes
   14.     Commencement of schemes
   15.     Challenges to schemes
   16.     Review of schemes
   16A.    Amendment and revocation of schemes approved by Council
   16B.    Notification of revocation of schemes
   16C.    Termination of operation of interstate schemes in this jurisdiction

           Division 2 - Contents of schemes

   17.     Persons to whom scheme applies
   18.     Officers or partners of persons to whom scheme applies
   19.     Employees of persons to whom a scheme applies
   20.     Other persons to whom a scheme applies
   20A.    Extension of liability limitation to other persons to whom scheme applies
   21.     Limitation of liability by insurance arrangements
   22.     Limitation of liability by reference to amount of business assets
   23.     Limitation of liability by multiple of charges
   24.     Specification of limits of liability and multiples
   25.     Combination of provisions under sections 21, 22 and 23
   26.     Liability that cannot be limited by a scheme
   26A.    Liability in damages not reduced to below relevant limit
   27.     Insurance to be of requisite standard

           Division 3 - Effect of schemes

   28.     Limit of occupational liability by schemes
   29.     Limitation of amount of damages
   30.     Effect of scheme on other parties to proceedings
   31.     Proceedings to which a scheme applies
   32.     Duration of scheme
   33.     Notification of limitation of liability

   PART 3 - COMPULSORY INSURANCE

   34.     Occupational association may compel its members to insure
   35.     Monitoring claims

   PART 4 - RISK MANAGEMENT

   36.     Risk management strategies
   37.     Reporting

   PART 5 - COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINARY MATTERS

   38.     Occupational Associations (Complaints and Discipline) Code

   PART 6 - THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COUNCIL

           Division 1 - Constitution of the Council

   39.     Constitution of the Council

           Division 2 - Membership and procedure of the Council

   40.     Membership of the Council
   41.     Provisions relating to members of the Council
   42.     Provisions relating to procedure of the Council

           Division 3 - Functions of the Council

   43.     Functions of Council
   43A.    Co-operation with authorities in other jurisdictions
   43B.    Delegation of functions

           Division 4 - Miscellaneous

   44.     Requirement to provide information
   44A.    Referral of complaints
   45.     Committees of Council
   46.     Staff of the Council
   47.     Annual report

   PART 7 - MISCELLANEOUS

   48.     Characterisation of this Act
   49.     Application of this Act
   50.     No contracting out of this Act
   50A.    Disclosure of information
   51.     No limitation on other insurance
   52.     Proceedings for offences
   53.     Regulations
   54.     Rules of court
   55.     Review of Act
   56.     Savings, transitional and other provisions
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4


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