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(1)The General Council may appoint registered medical practitioners to be medical assessors.
(2)They shall have the general function of giving advice to—
(a)any person appointed in accordance with rules made under section 20(4),
(b)the Investigating Committee,
(c)the Professional Conduct Committee, F1. . .
(d)the Health Committee, [F2or]
on matters within their professional competence arising in connection with any matter which he or (as the case may be) the committee is considering.
(3)They shall also have such other functions as may be conferred on them by rules made by the General Council.
(4)The General Council may pay such fees, allowances and expenses to persons appointed as medical assessors as it may determine.
(5)In the case of a medical assessor who is also a member of the General Council or of any of its committees, any such payment made to him in his capacity as a medical assessor shall be in addition to any to which he is entitled as such a member.
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