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The National Health Service (Discipline Committees) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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8.—(1) All hearings of a discipline committee shall require all members of the committee to be present.

(2) At any hearing of a joint discipline committee, the quorum shall consist of the chairperson, 1 lay member and 2 other members who are relevant practitioners.

(3) The proceedings at any hearing of a discipline committee or joint discipline committee shall be suspended if, and for so long as the number of members present falls below the quorum specified in sub–paragraph (1) or (2).

(4) Where, after the commencement of a hearing before a discipline committee, the hearing is adjourned for the purposes of hearing further evidence or of preparing or considering the report, only members of the committee who were present at the earlier sitting of the hearing shall be present at the resumed hearing.

(5) Where there is an equality of votes among members of a discipline committee, the chairperson shall have a casting vote, but shall not otherwise be entitled to vote.

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