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Health and Social Care Act 2008

Section 104: Clinical and other specialist advisers

324.Section 104 provides that the OHPA may appoint persons as clinical advisers who will advise its fitness to practise panels on issues relating to health. The OHPA may also appoint other specialist advisers who will advise the panels on issues falling within their specialty on which the OHPA considers that specialist knowledge is required. To be eligible for appointment such advisers must meet the requirements set out in rules made by the OHPA. The rules may also make provision about their functions. The OHPA may pay such fees, allowances and expenses as it deems appropriate to these advisers. Advisers may be appointed either generally or for particular proceedings or a particular class of proceedings.

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