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The General Chiropractic Council (Constitution of the Statutory Committees) Rules Order of Council 2009

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Removal of statutory committee members from office

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13.  (1)  A member of a statutory committee shall be removed from office by the General Council, if—

(a)the member resigns, which a member may do at any time by a notice in writing to the General Council;

(b)in the case of—

(i)a member appointed in part because they were a registered chiropractor, that member’s registration lapses,

(ii)a member appointed in part because they were a lay person, that member ceases to be a lay person;

(c)the member becomes a person of the type mentioned in rule 12(c) or (d);

(d)the member becomes a person of the type mentioned in rule 12(a), (b) or (e) to (g), whether or not they thereafter cease to be such a person or a sanction mentioned in those provisions is lifted;

(e)in the case of a registered chiropractor, the member becomes subject to any investigation or proceedings concerning his conduct, professional competence or health by the General Council, where the final outcome is that—

(i)the member’s registration in the register is suspended by virtue of a suspension order,

(ii)the member is removed from the register, or

(iii)the member’s registration in the register is made subject to a conditions of practice order;

(f)in the case of a registered chiropractor, the member becomes subject to any investigation or proceedings relating to an allegation that the member’s entry in the register was fraudulently procured or incorrectly made, the final outcome of which is the removal of the member’s entry in the register;

(g)the General Council is satisfied that the member’s level of attendance at meetings of the committee falls below a minimum level of attendance acceptable to the General Council, having regard to—

(i)any recommended minimum levels of attendance that the General Council has set in their standing orders, and

(ii)whether or not there were reasonable causes for the member’s absences;

(h)the General Council is satisfied that the member has failed, without reasonable cause, to undertake satisfactorily the requirements with regard to education, training and appraisal for members that apply to that member and which the General Council has included in their standing orders;

(i)the General Council is satisfied that the member has disclosed or caused to be disclosed, without reasonable cause, confidential information relating to or in connection with proceedings of the committee;

(j)the General Council is satisfied that the member is no longer able to perform their duties as a member of the statutory committee because of adverse physical or mental health;

(k)the General Council is satisfied that the member’s continued membership of the statutory committee would be liable to undermine public confidence in the regulation of registered chiropractors.

(2) A member who becomes, or may be about to become, a person to whom paragraph (1)(b) to (d) applies must notify the General Council in writing of that fact as soon as the person becomes aware of it.

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