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Health and Personal Social Services (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Part II Provisions relating to investigations, disputes, appeals etc

    1. 3.Establishment of committees

    2. 4.Provisions relating to the start of disciplinary proceedings

    3. 5.Referral to discipline committee

    4. 6.Time limits

    5. 7.Investigation by discipline committee

    6. 8.Determination of appropriate Board

    7. 9.Appeal to the Department

    8. 10.Procedure on Appeal

    9. 11.Recovery of amounts from practitioners following appeal

    10. 12.Prior approval in dental cases

    11. 13.Death of practitioner

    12. 14.Excessive prescribing by doctors

    13. 15.Investigation of certification

    14. 16.Investigation of record keeping

    15. 17.Decision as to treatment for which fees may be charged by doctors

  4. Part III Miscellaneous provisions

    1. 18.Power to dispense with requirements as to notices

    2. 19.Power to extend time limits

    3. 20.Fresh appointments

    4. 21.Referral of matters to professional bodies

    5. 22.Transitional provisions

    6. 23.Revocation

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Constitution of discipline committees

      1. 1.A discipline committee, other than a joint discipline committee, shall...

      2. 2.(1) A joint discipline committee shall consist of—

      3. 3.(1) As respects each discipline committee, not fewer than three...

      4. 4.(1) The chairman of a discipline committee shall be a...

      5. 5.(1) A person shall be appointed to act as deputy...

      6. 6.(1) Subject to the other provisions of this Schedule, a...

      7. 7.A person who is a member of a discipline committee...

      8. 8.In this Schedule— (a) “lay member” means, in relation to...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Procedure for investigation by discipline committee

      1. 1.Board’s Statement of Case

      2. 2.Disciplinary matters in relation to deputies

      3. 3.Response of practitioner

      4. 4.Preparation for the hearing

      5. 5.Attendance at hearing

      6. 6.Procedure at the hearing

      7. 7.The committee’s report

      8. 8.Provision as to quorum, composition and voting

      9. 9.Interpretation

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Specified failures to comply with terms of service

      1. 1.Any of the following failures to comply with terms of...

      2. 2.A failure to exercise a proper degree of skill and...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Rules of procedure under regulation 17

      1. 1.(1) The Board shall prepare and submit to the Local...

      2. 2.(1) Where the Department thinks fit to refer a matter...

  6. Explanatory Note

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