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The General Pharmaceutical Council (Registration Rules) Order of Council 2010

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PART 3Applications relating to Parts 1 and 2 of the Register

Applications: general

9.  The Council may make such provision as it considers appropriate for applications under this Part to be made on line to the Registrar.

Entry in the Register

10.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register must apply to the Registrar using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(2) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the applicant to—

(i)provide the applicant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)specify—

(aa)the part of the Register in which entry is sought,

(bb)whether the applicant has previously been entered in the Register, or part of the Register,

(iii)declare that the applicant—

(aa)agrees, upon entry to the Register, to adhere to any standards set by the Council under article 43(1)(b) of the Order relating to the continuing professional development that it is necessary for a registrant to maintain in order to have an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register renewed,

(bb)agrees, upon entry in the Register, to adhere to any standards set by the Council under article 48(1)(a) of the Order relating to the conduct, ethics and performance expected of registrants, and

(cc)understands that, in the event that the applicant is found to have given false or misleading information in connection with the application, the applicant’s entry in the Register may be removed from the Register,

(iv)provide the necessary supporting documents referred to in paragraph (3),

(v)sign and date the application, and

(vi)in the case of any person who is appropriately qualified as a pharmacist within the meaning of article 21(1)(a) of the Order or, as the case may be, as a pharmacy technician within the meaning of article 22(1)(a) of the Order, have the form countersigned and dated by another person who is a pharmacist entered in Part 1 of the Register or a pharmacy technician entered in Part 2 of the Register; and

(b)include a demand that the applicant pay the prescribed fees in respect of the application.

(3) An applicant for entry in Part 1 or 2 of the Register must provide to the Registrar, together with the applicant’s application form—

(a)evidence of the applicant’s identity in the form of—

(i)the applicant’s passport (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor) or another document which is considered acceptable by the Registrar as proof of the applicant’s identity, and

(ii)a photograph which is signed and dated by a legal or health care professional, justice of the peace or person of standing in the community who has known the applicant for at least two years and who certifies that the photograph is a true likeness of the applicant;

(b)where the applicant wishes to use a registered name which is different from the name given on the applicant’s evidence of identity—

(i)the relevant marriage certificate or certificate of civil partnership (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor),

(ii)the relevant certificate of change of name (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor), or

(iii)evidence of a change of name in the form of a statutory declaration;

(c)evidence of the applicant’s date of birth in the form of—

(i)the applicant’s passport (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor) or other document considered acceptable under paragraph (3)(a)(i), and

(ii)either—

(aa)the applicant’s birth certificate (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor), or

(bb)a statutory declaration;

(d)evidence of the applicant’s nationality in the form of—

(i)the applicant’s passport (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor), or

(ii)any other documentation that is acceptable to the Registrar;

(e)where the applicant is an exempt person within the meaning of article 3(1) of the Order—

(i)evidence that the applicant is a national of a relevant European State, or

(ii)where the applicant is not a national of a relevant European State, evidence of the Community right by virtue of which the applicant is an exempt person which, in a case where sub-paragraph (f) applies, must be the evidence set out in that sub-paragraph;

(f)if an applicant seeks to rely on rights acquired by virtue of marriage or civil partnership to a national of a relevant European State—

(i)evidence which is sufficient evidence in the opinion of the Registrar of the marriage or civil partnership,

(ii)the passport (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor) of the spouse or partner who is a national of a relevant European State, and

(iii)an explanation, together with any relevant supporting evidence, as to why the applicant is entitled to be treated as a national of a relevant European State;

(g)evidence that the applicant is appropriately qualified as a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician within the meaning of article 21(1) or, as the case may be, 22(1) of the Order;

(h)if the applicant is an exempt person (“E”) who is applying to be entered in Part 1 of the Register, evidence which is sufficient in the opinion of the Registrar to demonstrate that E—

(i)holds a qualification listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive (evidence of formal qualifications of pharmacists), and

(ii)has successfully completed training as a pharmacist that meets, or under article 22(a) of the Directive (part-time training) is to be treated as meeting, the requirements of Article 44 of the Directive (training as a pharmacist),

and E must also provide a certificate which must be issued by a competent authority in E’s attesting State and which must certify that the evidence of qualification provided by E is a diploma listed in relation to that State in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive;

(i)if the applicant is an exempt person (“E”) and is an applicant for the purposes of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the General Systems Regulations—

(i)evidence which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is sufficient evidence of that qualification,

(ii)information about E’s knowledge, standards of practice and work experience, wherever acquired, which is sufficient in the opinion of the Registrar to determine whether E should be entered in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register or be subject to a compensation measure, within the meaning of regulations 23 and 24 of the General Systems Regulations (compensation measures – adaptation periods and aptitude tests), and

(iii)if E is subject to such a compensation measure, evidence of its successful completion;

(j)as regards the good physical and mental health of the applicant—

(i)in a case where the applicant is an exempt person (“E”)—

(aa)a certificate (which, if it is not in English, the Registrar may require to be translated by a professional translator acceptable to the Registrar), issued by the competent authorities in E’s attesting state no more than three months prior to the date on which it is presented to the Registrar, which attests to E’s good physical and mental health, and which is sufficient evidence of E’s good physical and mental health for the purposes of article 23(5) of the Order,

(bb)if no such certificate is required of such a person in E’s attesting State, a certificate (which, if it is not in English, the Registrar may require to be translated by a professional translator acceptable to the Registrar), issued by the competent authorities in E’s attesting State no more than three months prior to the date on which it is presented to the Registrar, which confirms, for the purposes of article 23(6) of the Order, that there is no problem with E’s physical or mental health that would impair E’s fitness to practise as a pharmacist or, as the case may be, a pharmacy technician, or

(ii)in the case of any other applicant (or an applicant who is an exempt person who chooses to attest to their physical and mental health in this way), a self declaration in the form determined by the Council from time to time, of the applicant’s good physical and mental health, which is signed and dated by the applicant; and

(k)as regards the good character or repute of the applicant—

(i)in a case where the applicant is an exempt person (“E”)—

(aa)a certificate (which, if it is not in English, the Registrar may require to be translated by a professional translator acceptable to the Registrar), issued by the competent authorities in E’s attesting State no more than three months prior to the date on which it is presented to the Registrar, which is sufficient evidence of E’s good character or repute for the purposes of article 23(7) of the Order, or

(bb)if no such certificate is issued by a competent authority in E’s attesting State, a certificate (which, if it is not in English, the Registrar may require to be translated by a professional translator acceptable to the Registrar), issued by a competent judicial or administrative authority, notary or qualified professional body in E’s attesting State no more than three months prior to the date on which it is presented to the Registrar, attesting to the authenticity of a declaration on oath or solemn declaration made by E before that authority, notary or body attesting to E’s good character for the purposes of article 23(8) of the Order, and

(ii)whether or not the applicant is an exempt person, a self declaration, in the form determined by the Council from time to time, of the applicant’s good character or repute which states whether any of the matters set out in article 51(1)(e) to (n) of the Order exist in relation to the applicant and which is signed and dated by the applicant.

(4) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(5) The additional matters referred to in paragraph (4) are—

(a)a completed and signed application form and authorisation for the Registrar to obtain a certificate of enhanced disclosure from the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers;

(b)where the applicant has previously obtained a certificate of standard or enhanced disclosure from the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Scottish Ministers for the purpose of applying to be entered on a list of performers or providers of pharmaceutical services as part of the health service, that certificate (or a true copy of it certified by a notary or solicitor);

(c)where the applicant has been the subject of a determination by a regulatory body that the applicant’s fitness to practise is impaired, or a determination to the same effect, details of any investigations, the proceedings and the outcome;

(d)where the applicant is included in a barred list within the meaning of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006(1) or the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007(2) or is included in the children’s or the adults’ list within the meaning of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007(3), details of that inclusion;

(e)in the case of an applicant who qualified or has practised as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician outside Great Britain, a certificate of good standing or current professional status issued no more than three months prior to the date of the application—

(i)by the appropriate authority of the country in which the applicant qualified, and

(ii)by the appropriate authority of every country in which the applicant has practised within the five years immediately preceding the date of the application; and

(f)in the case of an applicant who obtained a degree in the United Kingdom, confirmation from the university that awarded the degree that nothing adverse is known about the applicant.

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (5)(e) a certificate of good standing or current professional status is a certificate which contains the following information—

(a)the applicant’s full name, home address and date of birth;

(b)full details of the applicant’s education and qualifications in pharmacy;

(c)full details of the applicant’s entry in a register or part of a register maintained by the relevant competent authority or authorities;

(d)full details of any conditions to which the applicant’s entry in a register or part of a register is subject and of any restrictions on the applicant’s practice;

(e)full details of any fitness to practise matters in relation to the applicant including any warnings or advice given by, or undertakings agreed with, the relevant competent authority or authorities; and

(f)such other relevant information as the Registrar may reasonably request in relation to the applicant in the particular circumstances of the applicant’s case.

(7) Where the applicant is a person who has previously been entered in the Register, or part of the Register, the Registrar may dispense with any of the requirements under this rule for the applicant to provide such documents, information or evidence in support of the application as the Registrar may determine in the circumstances of the applicant’s case.

(8) Before deciding whether or not an applicant’s fitness to practise is impaired for reasons other than adverse physical or mental health, the Registrar may seek the advice of the Fitness to Practise Committee in respect of the application.

(9) In making a decision about the applicant’s good character, the Registrar must have regard, as appropriate, to the criteria specified in rule 5 of the Fitness to Practise Rules.

(10) Before deciding whether or not an applicant’s fitness to practise is impaired because of adverse physical or mental health, the Registrar may seek the advice of the Fitness to Practise Committee.

(11) The Registrar must refuse an application under this rule if the applicant has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fees in respect of the application.

(12) For the purposes of this rule, “attesting State” means the relevant European State in which a person applying for entry in Part 1 or Part 2 of the Register obtained their qualification as a pharmacist or, as the case may be, a pharmacy technician and, if different, the relevant European State from which that person comes to Great Britain.

Renewal of an entry in the Register

11.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for the renewal of an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register must apply to the Registrar using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar no later than two months before the date on which the entry in the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed.

(3) The Registrar must send to each registrant the relevant application form for the renewal of an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register at least three months before the date on which the registrant’s entry in the relevant part of the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed.

(4) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the registrant to—

(i)provide the registrant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)provide the number of the entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register to which the application relates,

(iii)declare that the registrant agrees to adhere to any standards set by the Council under article 43(1)(b) of the Order relating to the continuing professional development that it is necessary for a registrant to maintain in order to have an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register renewed,

(iv)declare the registrant’s intention to adhere to the standards set by the Council under article 48(1)(a) of the Order relating to the conduct, ethics and performance expected of registrants, and

(v)specify—

(aa)whether any of the matters referred to in article 51(1)(e) to (n) of the Order exist in relation to the registrant which have not previously been notified to the Council, or

(bb)whether, in relation to the registrant, there have been any findings of impairment of the registrant’s fitness to practise made by a regulatory body which have not previously been notified to the Council or, prior to 27th September 2010, to the Society;

(b)include a demand that the registrant pay the prescribed fees in respect of the application;

(c)inform the registrant that—

(i)if the declaration included in the application is not completed to the satisfaction of the Registrar, the Registrar may refuse to renew the applicant’s entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register because the application does not comply with the requirements of this rule, and

(ii)in the event that the registrant is found to have given false or misleading information in connection with the application, that may be treated as misconduct for the purposes of article 51(1)(a) of the Order which may result in the removal of the registrant’s entry from the relevant part of the Register; and

(d)require the registrant to sign and date the application.

(5) If a registrant has not received an application form for the renewal of the registrant’s entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register by the beginning of the period of three months before the date on which the registrant’s entry in the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed, the registrant must notify the Registrar accordingly.

(6) Except as provided for by paragraph (7), the Registrar must refuse an application under this rule—

(a)if it is not received by the Registrar within the time limit specified in paragraph (2);

(b)if it is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information and evidence as mentioned in the application form; or

(c)if the applicant has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application.

(7) If there is an ongoing fitness to practise investigation, or there are ongoing fitness to practise proceedings, in respect of a registrant who—

(a)has not made an application for the renewal of their entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register; or

(b)has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application,

the Registrar may not remove the registrant’s entry from the relevant part of the Register in accordance with article 25(3) of the Order except in cases where the Registrar considers that the public interest would be best served by so doing.

Annotations made to an entry in the Register

12.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, a registrant entered in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register may apply to the Registrar to have an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to the registrant’s entry in the relevant part of the Register.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(3) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the applicant to—

(i)provide the applicant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)specify whether the application relates to an entry in Part 1 or Part 2 of the Register,

(iii)specify the number of the entry in the Register to which the application relates,

(iv)specify the type of specialisation which is to be the subject matter of the annotation,

(v)provide evidence which is sufficient in the opinion of the Registrar to demonstrate that the applicant meets such standards of proficiency for the safe and effective practice of pharmacy as are set in rules under article 27(1)(e) of the Order, and

(vi)provide any other necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form;

(b)include a demand that the registrant pay the prescribed fee in respect of the application; and

(c)require the applicant to sign and date the application.

(4) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(5) Where the applicant is a person who has previously had an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to an entry in the Register, or part of the Register, the Registrar may dispense with any of the requirements under this rule for the applicant to provide such documents, information or evidence in support of the application as the Registrar may determine in the circumstances of the applicant’s case.

(6) Where the Registrar grants an application under this rule that relates to an entry in Part 1, or as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register, the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate annotation is made to a registrant’s entry in that Part of the Register to denote the type of specialisation in respect of which the annotation to that entry is made.

(7) The Registrar may not grant an application under this rule unless the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant meets the standards of proficiency referred to in paragraph (3)(a)(v).

(8) The Registrar must refuse any application under this rule—

(a)if it is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form or subsequently required by the Registrar; or

(b)if the applicant has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application.

Renewal of an annotation made to an entry in the Register

13.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for the renewal of an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register may apply to the Registrar.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar no later than two months before the date on which the entry in the Register to which the annotation relates would cease to be valid if not renewed using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(3) The Registrar must send to each registrant whose entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register is annotated to denote a specialisation an application form at least three months before the date on which the registrant’s entry in the relevant part of the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed.

(4) The application form must, in particular—

(a)include a demand that the registrant pay the prescribed fee in respect of the application; and

(b)require the applicant to—

(i)provide the applicant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)specify whether the application relates to an entry in Part 1 or Part 2 of the Register,

(iii)specify the number of the entry in the Register to which the application relates,

(iv)provide any other necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application, and

(v)sign and date the application.

(5) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(6) The Registrar must refuse any application under this rule—

(a)if it is not received by the Registrar within the time limit specified in paragraph (2);

(b)if it is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form; or

(c)if the applicant has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application.

(7) If a registrant with an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register has not received an application form for the renewal of that annotation by the beginning of the period of three months before the date on which the registrant’s entry in the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed, the registrant must notify the Registrar accordingly.

Voluntary removal of an entry or annotation from the Register

14.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for the voluntary removal of an entry from Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register, or the voluntary removal of an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to such an entry, may apply to the Registrar.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(3) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the applicant (“A”) to—

(i)specify A’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)indicate whether the application is an application for the voluntary removal of an entry in Part 1 or 2 of the Register or, as the case may be, of an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to such an entry, and

(iii)specify the number of the entry in the Register to which the application relates;

(b)if A is a superintendent pharmacist, require A to state that fact,

(c)require A to—

(i)declare that A is not aware of any investigation by any enforcement or regulatory body, or proceedings brought by such a body, that relate to A’s fitness to practise, or of any act or omission on A’s part which might render A liable to an allegation being referred to the Council that A’s fitness to practise is impaired,

(ii)provide any supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form, and

(iii)sign and date the application.

(4) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(5) Upon receipt of an application under this rule, the Registrar must make such inquiries as the Registrar considers necessary in order to be satisfied that there are no ongoing investigations or outstanding proceedings relating to the registrant’s fitness to practise.

(6) The Registrar must not grant an application under this rule unless—

(a)the Registrar is satisfied that there are no ongoing investigations or outstanding proceedings relating to the registrant’s fitness to practise; or

(b)in cases where there are such investigations or proceedings, the Registrar considers that the public interest would be best served by granting the application.

(7) Where the Registrar grants an application under this rule, the Registrar must make an appropriate alteration to Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register to remove the entry, or the annotation made to the entry, from the relevant part of the Register and must publish that fact on the Council’s website.

Voluntary removal: supplementary provision

15.—(1) Where the Registrar becomes aware that an application for the voluntary removal of an entry from Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register—

(a)has been granted in reliance upon information provided by the applicant (“the former registrant”) relating to fitness to practise matters that was false or misleading; and

(b)but for that information, the application would have been refused by virtue of rule 14(6),

the Registrar must revoke the decision to grant the application and must restore the entry of the former registrant to the relevant part of the Register.

(2) An entry restored to Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register under paragraph (1)—

(a)is still to be treated as having been entered in that part of the Register; and

(b)is valid for the same period as the period for which the entry would have been valid, or would have been treated as valid, under article 25 of the Order had it not been removed from the Register by virtue of an application under rule 14.

(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply to an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register which has ceased to be valid by virtue of article 25(3) of the Order before the Registrar became aware of a matter referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

Restoration of an entry in the Register

16.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for the restoration of an entry to Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register may apply to the Registrar.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar using the relevant application form, which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine, before the end of the period of twelve months beginning with—

(a)the date on which the entry was removed from the relevant part of the Register pursuant to an application for voluntary removal under rule 14; or

(b)the date on which the entry was removed from the relevant part of the Register under or by virtue of a provision specified in article 37(1)(a) to (d) or (f) or (g) of the Order.

(3) The application form may, in particular—

(a)require the applicant (“A”) to—

(i)specify—

(aa)the applicant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(bb)the part of the Register to which the application relates, and

(cc)the number of the entry in the Register to which the application relates,

(ii)declare—

(aa)that A agrees, upon A’s entry being restored to the Register, to adhere to any standards set by the Council under article 43(1)(b) of the Order relating to the continuing professional development that it is necessary for a registrant to maintain in order to have an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register renewed;

(bb)A’s intention to adhere to the standards set by the Council under article 48(1)(a) of the Order relating to the conduct, ethics and performance expected of registrants, and

(cc)that A is not aware of any investigation by any enforcement or regulatory body, or proceedings brought by such a body, that relate to A’s fitness to practise, or of any act or omission on A’s part that might render A liable to an allegation being referred to the Council that A’s fitness to practise is impaired,

(iii)specify—

(aa)whether any of the matters referred to in article 51(1)(e) to (n) of the Order exist in relation to the registrant which have not previously been notified to the Council; or

(bb)whether, in relation to the registrant, there have been any findings of impairment of the registrant’s fitness to practise made by a regulatory body which have not previously been notified to the Council or, prior to 27th September 2010, to the Society, and

(iv)provide any necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form;

(b)include a demand that the applicant pay the prescribed fees in respect of the application; and

(c)require the applicant to sign and date the application.

(4) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(5) The Registrar must consider—

(a)whether the applicant should be required to undertake any additional education, training or experience before the applicant’s entry is restored to the Register; and

(b)whether the applicant should be required to undertake any additional continuing professional development after the applicant’s entry is restored to the Register,

and, where necessary, the Registrar may determine the additional education, training or experience or additional continuing professional development that it is appropriate for the applicant to undertake in the circumstances of the applicant’s case.

(6) The Registrar may grant an application under this rule subject to the condition that the applicant agrees to comply with such undertakings with regard to continuing professional development as the Registrar considers appropriate in the applicant’s case.

(7) The Registrar may refuse any application under this rule which is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form or otherwise required by the Registrar.

(8) The Registrar must refuse the application under this rule—

(a)if it is not received by the Registrar within the time limit specified in paragraph (2);

(b)if A’s entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register was removed from the relevant part of the Register because of a failure to provide any document, evidence or information and that document, evidence or information is not included in the application; or

(c)if A has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fees in respect of the application.

(9) An entry restored to Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register under this rule—

(a)is still to be treated as having been entered in that part of the Register; and

(b)is valid for the same period as the period for which the entry would have been valid, or would have been treated as valid, under article 25 of the Order had it not been removed from the Register by the Registrar.

Restoration of an annotation made to an entry in the Register

17.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for the restoration of an annotation in respect of a specialisation made to an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register may apply to the Registrar.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar using the relevant application form, which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine, before the end of the period of twelve months beginning with—

(a)the date on which the annotation in respect of a specialisation made to the entry was removed from the relevant part of the Register pursuant to an application for voluntary removal under rule 14; or

(b)the date on which the entry in the relevant part of the Register to which the annotation relates was removed from that part of the Register under or by virtue of a provision specified in article 37(1)(a) to (g) of the Order.

(3) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the applicant to—

(i)specify—

(aa)the applicant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(bb)the part of the Register to which the application relates, and

(cc)the number of the entry in the Register to which the application relates, and

(ii)provide any other necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form;

(b)include a demand that the applicant pay the prescribed fee in respect of the application; and

(c)require the applicant to sign and date the application.

(4) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(5) The Registrar must consider—

(a)whether the applicant should be required to undertake any additional education, training or experience before the annotation made to the applicant’s entry is restored to the Register; and

(b)whether the applicant should be required to undertake any additional continuing professional development after the annotation made to the applicant’s entry is restored to the Register,

and, where necessary, the Registrar may determine the additional education, training or experience or additional continuing professional development that it is appropriate for the applicant to undertake in the circumstances of the applicant’s case.

(6) The Registrar may grant an application under this rule subject to the condition that the applicant agrees to comply with such undertakings with regard to continuing professional development as the Registrar considers appropriate in the circumstances of the applicant’s case.

(7) The Registrar may refuse any application under this rule which is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form or otherwise required by the Registrar.

(8) The Registrar must refuse an application under this rule—

(a)if it is not received by the Registrar within the time limit specified in paragraph (2);

(b)if an annotation to the applicant’s entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register was removed from the relevant part of Register because of a failure to provide any document, information or evidence and that document, information or evidence is not included in the application; or

(c)if A has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application.

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