112Standard of proof in fitness to practise proceedingsE+W+S+N.I.
After section 60 of the 1999 Act insert—
“60AStandard of proof in fitness to practise proceedings
(1)The standard of proof applicable to any proceedings to which this subsection applies is that applicable to civil proceedings.
(2)Subsection (1) applies to any proceedings before—
(a)the Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator, or
(b)a committee of a regulatory body, a regulatory body itself or any officer of a regulatory body,
which relate to a person's fitness to practise a profession to which section 60(2) applies.
(3)In subsection (2) “regulatory body” means the body (or main body) responsible for the regulation of a profession to which section 60(2) applies.
(4)An Order in Council under section 60 may not—
(a)amend this section, or
(b)make any provision that is inconsistent with subsection (1).”