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Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

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132Cancellation of referral to fitness to practise panel
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(1)This section applies where a matter has been referred to a fitness to practise panel under section 121 or 126(2) or to an interim orders panel under section 118(2)(b), 119(2) or 125(2) and—

(a)SCW no longer thinks that there is a realistic prospect that the panel will find that the registered person’s fitness to practise is impaired, or

(b)SCW otherwise thinks that it is no longer appropriate for the registered person to be subject to fitness to practise proceedings under this Part.

(2)SCW may—

(a)determine that the fitness to practise panel or interim orders panel may not commence or continue proceedings in respect of the matter, or

(b)determine that the fitness to practise proceedings may only commence or continue in respect of such particulars of the matter as SCW may specify.

(3)Where SCW makes a determination under subsection (2) it may refer the matter, or specified particulars of the matter, for investigation under section 125.

(4)SCW must give notice of a determination under subsection (2) to—

(a)the registered person to whom the matter relates,

(b)where an allegation has been made, the person who made the allegation, and

(c)any person to whom notice of the referral was given under section 123(2)(c), (d) or (e) or 127(3).

(5)The notice must include the reasons for the determination.

(6)SCW must by rules make provision about the procedure for exercising its functions under this section; in particular, provision about—

(a)the procedure to be followed in making a determination under subsection (2), and

(b)the content and timing of a notice under subsection (4).

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