Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Person convicted of offence triable on indictment.

84

84.—(1) Where a person whose name is registered on a part of the Register, or on the Register of Veterinary Nurses is convicted in the State of an offence triable on indictment, or is convicted outside the State of an offence consisting of acts or omissions which would constitute an offence triable on indictment if done or made in the State, the Council may decide that the name of such person shall be removed from the part of the Register concerned or the Register of Veterinary Nurses as appropriate.

(2) If the Council makes a decision under subsection (1) it shall notify the registered person to whom the decision relates in writing, as soon as practicable stating the decision, the reason for the decision and the date on which it was made.

(3) A person who receives a notification under subsection (2) may appeal to the High Court against the decision specified in the notification within a period of 21 days beginning on the date of such receipt.

(4) On the hearing of an appeal by the registered person to whom the decision relates not later than 21 days from the date of the notification under subsection (2), the High Court may make—

( a) an order affirming or setting aside any decision of the Council to remove the name from the part of the Register concerned, or the Register of Veterinary Nurses as appropriate,

( b) an order remitting the decision of the Council in relation to the removal of the name with or without directions to the Council, for reconsideration by it and the making of a new decision in relation to it, or

( c) any other order that it considers appropriate.

(5) Where the registered person to whom the decision relates has made no application under subsection (3) within 21 days of the notification under subsection (2), the High Court may, on an application to it in a summary manner by the Council make—

( a) an order confirming or setting aside the decision concerned,

( b) an order remitting the decision concerned to the Council, with or without directions to it, for reconsideration by it and the making of a new decision,

( c) any other order that it considers appropriate.

(6) The decision of the High Court on an application under this section shall be final, save that, by leave of that Court or the Supreme Court, an appeal by the Council or the registered person concerned, from the decision, shall lie to the Supreme Court on a question of law.