Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

F65 [ Fitness to Practise Committee may order that certain information not be published


63A. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) , where the Fitness to Practise Committee is satisfied that there is reasonable cause that all or part of the information (in this section referred to as the relevant information ) relating to all or part of a hearing (in this section referred to as the relevant hearing ) before the committee being held in public should not be disclosed, it may request that the relevant information not be disclosed.

(2) A person may disclose all or part of any relevant information if the disclosure is in such form as to prevent particulars relating to the identity of a party to the proceedings at the relevant hearing being ascertained from it.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting a disclosure of relevant information pursuant to a court order.

(4) A person who fails to comply with a request under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both. ]




Inserted (1.08.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 167, S.I. No. 409 of 2021.

Editorial Notes:


A class A fine means a fine not exceeding €5,000 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), s. 3, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.


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