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(1) The General Social Care Council is abolished.
(2) In section 54 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (the Care Councils)—
(a) in subsection (1), omit paragraph (a) and the “and” following it,
(b) in that subsection, for “conferred on them” substitute “conferred on it”,
(c) omit subsection (2),
(d) in subsection (4), for “Each Council” substitute “The Welsh Council”,
(e) in subsection (6), for “a Council” substitute “the Welsh Council”, and
(f) omit subsection (7).
(3) For the title to that section substitute “The Care Council for Wales”.
Royal Assent (in so far as is necessary for enabling the exercise on or after 27 March 2012 of any power to make an order or regulations or to give directions that is conferred by the above section or an amendment made by it.): 27 March 2012: see s 306(1)(d).
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 306(4).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 308(1).