Medical Practitioners Act 2007

59A.

F132 [ Undertakings and consents.

59A . ... ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F132

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):

C55

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. ]

Editorial Notes:

E68

The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.