Nurses and Midwives Act 2011
F28[Appeal to Court against certain decisions of Board - candidates
52A. (1) In this section, ‘relevant decision’ means a decision of the Board to refuse to register or restore the registration of a candidate pursuant to section 51A.
(2) Where the Board makes a relevant decision, the Board shall forthwith give notice in writing to the person, the subject of the decision, of the decision, the date of the decision and the reasons for the decision.
(3) The person the subject of a relevant decision may, not later than 3 months after the date on which the person was given notice of the decision pursuant to that subsection, appeal to the Court against the decision.
(4) The Court may, on the hearing of an appeal under subsection (3) by a person—
(i) confirm the relevant decision the subject of the appeal, or
(ii) cancel that decision and substitute such other decision as the Court considers appropriate, which may be a decision to—
(I) register or restore the registration of the person in such division of the candidate register as the Court considers appropriate and with no conditions attached to the registration,
(II) register or restore the registration of the person—
(A) in such division of the candidate register as the Court considers appropriate, and
(B) with such conditions attached to the registration as the Court considers appropriate,
(III) require the Board to reconsider the decision in accordance with such directions as are given to the Board by the Court for the purposes of that reconsideration,
(b) give the Board such directions or, in the case of paragraph (a)(ii)(III), such further directions as the Court considers appropriate and direct how the costs of the appeal are to be borne.
(5) The Board shall, on complying with a direction given by the Court under subsection (4), give notice in writing to the candidate concerned of the Board’s compliance with the direction.]
Inserted (1.08.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 155, S.I. No. 409 of 2021.
The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.