Medical Practitioners Act 2007
Duty to notify registered medical practitioner and complainant or other witnesses of referral to, and hearing by, Fitness to Practise Committee.
64.— (1) The chief executive officer shall, as soon as is practicable after a complaint is referred under section 63 to the Fitness to Practise Committee, give notice in writing to—
( a) the registered medical practitioner the subject of the complaint of the following:
(i) the referral of the complaint to the Fitness to Practise Committee;
(ii) the nature of the matter that is to be the subject of the inquiry, including the particulars of any evidence in support of the complaint;
(iii) the opportunity of the practitioner, or the practitioner’s representative, to be present and to defend the practitioner at the hearing; and
(iv) the opportunity for the practitioner to request that some or all of the hearing be held otherwise than in public if the practitioner can show reasonable and sufficient cause;
( b) any witnesses who may be required to give evidence at an inquiry (including, where appropriate, the complainant) of the opportunity of the witness to request that some or all of the hearing be held otherwise than in public if the witness can show reasonable and sufficient cause.
(2) The chief executive officer shall give notice in writing to the registered medical practitioner the subject of a complaint referred to the Fitness to Practise Committee of the date, time and place of the hearing of the complaint in sufficient time for the practitioner to prepare for the hearing.