Medical Practitioners Act 2007

71.

Duty of Council to decide on appropriate sanction.

71.— Subject to sections 57(6)(a) and 72 , the Council shall, as soon as is practicable after receiving and considering the report referred to in section 69 (1) of the Fitness to Practise Committee in relation to a complaint concerning a registered medical practitioner where section 70(b) is applicable, decide that one or more than one of the following sanctions be imposed on the practitioner:

( a) an advice or admonishment, or a censure, in writing;

( b) a censure in writing and a fine not exceeding €5,000;

( c) the attachment of conditions to the practitioner’s registration, including restrictions on the practice of medicine that may be engaged in by the practitioner;

( d) the transfer of the practitioner’s registration to another division of the register;

( e) the suspension of the practitioner’s registration for a specified period;

( f) the cancellation of the practitioner’s registration;

( g) a prohibition from applying for a specified period for the restoration of the practitioner’s registration.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F149

Substituted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 123, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C65

Prospective affecting provision: section substituted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 123, not commenced as of date of revision.

F149 [ 71. (1) Subject to sections 57(6)(a) and 72 and subsection (2) , the Council shall, as soon as is practicable after receiving and considering the report referred to in section 69(1) of the Fitness to Practise Committee in relation to a complaint concerning a registered medical practitioner where section 70(b)(ii) is applicable, decide that one or more than one of the following sanctions be imposed on the practitioner:

( a ) an advice or admonishment, or a censure, in writing;

( b ) a censure in writing and a fine not exceeding €5,000;

( c ) the attachment of conditions to the practitioner’s registration, including restrictions on the practice of medicine that may be engaged in by the practitioner;

( d ) the transfer of the practitioner’s registration to another division of the register;

( e ) the suspension of the practitioner’s registration for a specified period;

( f ) the cancellation of the practitioner’s registration;

( g) a prohibition from applying for a specified period for the restoration of the practitioner’s registration.

(2) Where the report referred to in section 69(1) follows an undertaking or consent under section 67(1) , then the measures to be taken in respect of the registered medical practitioner shall be those contained in the report. ]