Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Personal interest of member of Preliminary Investigation Committee or Fitness to Practise Committee.

87

87.—(1) Whenever it appears to a member of the Preliminary Investigation Committee, Fitness to Practise Committee or the Council or the chairperson or deputy chairperson of the Fitness to Practise Committee that he or she cannot properly deal with a matter falling to be considered, investigated, reported upon or decided upon under this Part, by reason of the fact that he or she has a personal interest in the matter, or such personal knowledge of the facts or of the relevant parties as might prejudice his or her actions in relation to the matter, he or she shall notify the Preliminary Investigation Committee, or the Fitness to Practise Committee as appropriate, and the Council, and shall not exercise his or her functions under this Part in relation to the matter.

(2) If the Council is satisfied that it is required for the purposes of dealing with a matter referred to at subsection (1)

( a) it may appoint—

(i) a member of the Council to be a member of the Preliminary Investigation Committee,

(ii) a member of the Council to be a member of the Fitness to Practise Committee,

( b) it may seek a nomination of and appoint in accordance with section 71(2)(a) , a person to whom that subsection refers, to act as chairperson or deputy chairperson of the Fitness to Practise Committee.