The following sub-committees of Council are in operation:
If it is decided that a complaint relating to a Registrant’s Fitness to Practise requires further action, the complaint may go before a Committee of Inquiry. This may be a Professional Conduct Committee or a Health Committee. The Committee of Inquiry (the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee, depending on the nature of the complaint) will be made up of three people:
- one registrant from the same profession as the registrant against whom the complaint is made,
- one registrant from another profession, and
- one non-registrant (Chairperson)
The hearing will be similar to those before a Court or Tribunal. At a hearing the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee hears evidence from the parties to a complaint and ultimately decides, having considered the evidence, if there is an impairment to practise on the part of the registrant who has been complained about.
Professional Conduct Committee hearings are normally held in public. Health Committee hearings are normally held in private.