Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005

If immediate suspension of registration is necessary to protect the public.


60.—(1) F102[The Council may make an ex parte application to the Court for an order directing a registration board to suspend the registration of a registrant, whether or not the registrant is the subject of a complaint, if the Council considers that the suspension is necessary to protect the public until steps or further steps are taken under this Part.

(2) An application under this section shall be heard otherwise than in public unless the Court considers it appropriate to hear the application in public.]

(3) After hearing the application, the Court may, in relation to the registrant—

(a) make any order it considers appropriate, including an order directing the registration board concerned to suspend his or her registration for a period specified in the order, and

(b) give to the Council or the registration board concerned any direction that the Court considers appropriate.

F103[(4) (a) Paragraph (b) applies where—

(i) a registrant becomes the subject of an order under subsection (3)(a), and

(ii) the Council has reason to believe that—

(I) the registrant is registered in another jurisdiction in a designated profession or has made an application to be registered in a designated profession in another jurisdiction which has not yet been determined, and

(II) that order may not have come to the attention of the body duly authorised to perform functions in that jurisdiction that correspond to the functions of the Council.

(b) The Council shall give notice in writing to that body of that order and may, notwithstanding any provision of Directive 2005/36/EC or of the Professional Qualifications Regulations, provide that body with a copy of that order and copies of other documents relevant to that order.]




Substituted (31.12.2014) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (33/2014), s. 29, S.I. No. 588 of 2014.


Inserted (24.03.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 38, S.I. No. 120 of 2021.