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The General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015

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Appeals by persons subject to decisions by Tribunals

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16.—(1) In section 40 of the Medical Act (the title to which becomes “Appeals by persons subject to decisions by Tribunals”)(1), in subsection (1), for “a Fitness to Practise Panel”, in each place it appears, substitute “a Medical Practitioners Tribunal”.

(2) In subsection (7) of that section—

(a)for “a Fitness to Practise Panel”, in each place it appears, substitute “a Medical Practitioners Tribunal”, and

(b)in paragraph (d), for “the Registrar for him to refer it to” substitute “the MPTS for them to arrange for”.

(3) After that subsection insert—

(7A) Where a case is referred under subsection (7)(d) to the MPTS, the MPTS must arrange for the case to be disposed of by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal in accordance with the directions of the court.

(4) In subsection (9) of that section, for “a Fitness to Practise Panel” substitute “a Medical Practitioners Tribunal”.

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Section 40 was substituted by S.I. 2002/3135 and amended by S.I. 2006/1914, S.I. 2007/3101 and S.I. 2010/234.

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