Medical Practitioners Act 2007
F132 [ Undertakings and consents.
59A . — ... ]
Inserted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 113, not commenced as of date of revision.
Modifications (not altering text):
Prospective affecting provision: section inserted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 113, not commenced as of date of revision.
F132 [ 59A. (1) The Preliminary Proceedings Committee may request the registered medical practitioner the subject of the complaint to do one or more than one of the following:
( a ) if appropriate, undertake not to repeat the conduct the subject of the complaint;
( b ) undertake to be referred to a professional competence scheme and to undertake any requirements relating to the improvement of the practitioner’s competence and performance which may be imposed;
( c ) consent to undergo medical treatment;
( d ) consent to being censured by the Council.
(2) Where a registered medical practitioner gives an undertaking or consent the subject of a request under subsection (1) by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee—
( a ) the investigation of the complaint shall be considered to be completed,
( b ) section 63 shall not apply to the complaint, and
( c ) the Committee shall submit to the Council a report in writing specifying—
(i) the nature of the complaint that resulted in the investigation, and
(ii) the measures included in the undertaking or consent.
(3) Where a registered medical practitioner refuses to give an undertaking or consent the subject of a request under subsection (1) , the Preliminary Proceedings Committee may proceed as if the request had not been made. ]
The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.