Commentary on Sections

Part 2 – Conduct Complaints: Other Matters

Section 52: Restriction upon disclosure of information: relevant professional organisations

98.This section prohibits relevant professional organisations, any of their employees or any person acting on their behalf from disclosing information contained in a conduct complaint or obtained in the course of considering or investigating such a complaint – except for the purpose of enabling the professional body to exercise any of its functions in relation to such a complaint or where disclosure is required by law. Any person employed by or acting on behalf of a professional organisation who knowingly discloses information obtained is guilty of an offence and liable to be fined.