Nurses and Midwives Act 2011
Referral of complaint to Fitness to Practise Committee.
61.— (1) F64 [ Subject to section 57A(2)(b) , where ]—
( a) the Preliminary Proceedings Committee is of the opinion that there is a prima facie case to warrant further action being taken in relation to a complaint, or
( b) the Board directs under section 59(2)(f) that further action be taken under this section in relation to a complaint,
the Preliminary Proceedings Committee shall refer the complaint to the Fitness to Practise Committee F64 [ together with all other material (including investigation reports) that the Committee is of the opinion are relevant to the complaint and that the Fitness to Practise Committee needs to consider to dispose of or otherwise deal with the complaint ].
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, the Preliminary Proceedings Committee may refer a complaint to the Fitness to Practise Committee under this section even if the ground or grounds on which it arrived at the opinion that there is a prima facie case to warrant further action being taken in relation to the complaint differ from those on which the original complaint was based, so long as the opinion was arrived at on grounds mentioned in section 55 .
Substituted and inserted (1.08.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 166(a), (b), S.I. No. 409 of 2021.