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(b)    

having submitted to the assessment, has failed to

 

comply with reasonable requirements imposed by

 

the Assessment Team,

 

            

the Registrar may refer the matter to the Adjudicator.

 

    (3C)  

If the Investigation Committee are of the opinion that a

 

person who is the subject of an assessment of the standard

 

of the person’s professional performance—

 

(a)    

has failed to submit to the assessment, or

 

(b)    

having submitted to the assessment, has failed to

 

comply with reasonable requirements imposed by

 

the Assessment Team,

 

            

the Investigation Committee may direct the Registrar to

 

refer the matter to the Adjudicator and, on receipt of the

 

direction, the Registrar shall make such a reference.

 

    (3D)  

The Registrar shall without delay serve on the person who

 

is the subject of the assessment notification of the making

 

of a reference to the Adjudicator under sub-paragraph (3B)

 

or (3C).

 

    (3E)  

Where a matter is referred to the Adjudicator under sub-

 

paragraph (3B) or (3C), the Adjudicator may, if it thinks

 

fit—

 

(a)    

direct that the person’s registration in the register

 

shall be suspended (that is to say, shall not have

 

effect) during such period not exceeding 12

 

months as may be specified in the direction; or

 

(b)    

direct that the person’s registration shall be

 

conditional on the person’s compliance, during

 

such period not exceeding 3 years as may be

 

specified in the direction, with such requirements

 

so specified as the Adjudicator thinks fit to impose

 

for the protection of members of the public or in

 

the person’s interests.

 

    (3F)  

Where, under sub-paragraph (3E), the Adjudicator gives a

 

direction for suspension or a direction for conditional

 

registration the Registrar shall without delay serve on the

 

person concerned notification of the direction and of the

 

person’s right to appeal against it under sub-paragraph (5).

 

    (3G)  

While a person’s registration in the register is suspended by

 

virtue of a direction under sub-paragraph (3E)—

 

(a)    

the person is to be treated as not being registered in

 

the register notwithstanding that the person’s name

 

still appears in it, but

 

(b)    

sections 31A, 35C, 35CC, 35D, 35E and 39 are to

 

continue to apply to the person.”’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

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Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

for “by virtue of sub-paragraph (3) above” substitute “under

 

sub-paragraph (3E)”,’.


 
 

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Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

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Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  27,  at end insert ‘, and

 

( )    

after sub-paragraph (5) insert—

 

“(5A)  

Subject to paragraph 9 below, an appeal under sub-

 

paragraph (5) must be brought before the end of the period

 

of 28 days beginning with the date on which notification of

 

the direction was served under sub-paragraph (3F).”’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

112

 

Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  40,  leave out from ‘sub-paragraph (1)’ to end of line and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

after “39(2),” insert “40A(9),”, and

 

(b)    

after “this Act” insert “or paragraph 5A(3D) or (3F) above”.’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

113

 

Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In paragraph 9—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) after “this Act” insert “or paragraph 5A(3F) above”,

 

and

 

(b)    

after “section 40 of this Act” insert “or (as the case may be) paragraph

 

5A(5) above”.’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

114

 

Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

After paragraph 10 insert—

 

“10A (1)  

A direction for suspension or for conditional registration given by

 

the Adjudicator under paragraph 5A(3E) above shall take effect—

 

(a)    

where no appeal under paragraph 5A(5) above is brought

 

against the direction within the time specified in paragraph

 

5A(5A) above, on the expiration of that time;

 

(b)    

where such an appeal is so brought but is withdrawn or

 

dismissed for want of prosecution, on the withdrawal or

 

dismissal of the appeal;

 

(c)    

where such an appeal is so brought and is not withdrawn or

 

dismissed for want of prosecution, if and when the appeal

 

is dismissed.

 

      (2)  

Where the time for appealing against a direction is extended by an

 

authorisation under paragraph 9 above—

 

(a)    

sub-paragraph (1) shall apply to the direction as if the

 

reference in paragraph (a) to the time specified in

 

paragraph 5A(5A) above were a reference to that time as so

 

extended; and

 

(b)    

if the authorisation is given after the expiration of the time

 

specified in paragraph 5A(5A) above, the direction shall be

 

deemed not to have taken effect on the expiration of that

 

time,


 
 

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and any reference in this Act to the time when such a direction takes

 

effect in accordance with this paragraph shall be construed

 

accordingly.”’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

115

 

Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In paragraph 11, in sub-paragraphs (1) and (3)—

 

(a)    

after “section 35D(2) of this Act” insert “or paragraph 5A(3E) above”,

 

and

 

(b)    

for “that section” substitute “section 35D”.’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

116

 

Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In paragraph 12 for “rules made by virtue of paragraph 5A(3) of this Schedule”

 

substitute “paragraph 5A(3E) above”.’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

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Schedule  7,  page  148,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘          

After section 23C of the 1989 Act insert—

 

“23CA

Assessments

 

(1)    

If the Adjudicator considers (on reasonable grounds) that it would be

 

of assistance to it, in dealing with any proceedings before it, for there

 

to be an assessment of—

 

(a)    

the standard and quality of the work done or being done by the

 

person to whom the proceedings relate (“P”); or

 

(b)    

the health, or specific aspects of the health, of P,

 

    

the Adjudicator may request the registrar to arrange for an assessor to

 

be appointed to report on the standard and quality of P’s work or (as

 

the case may be) on P’s health or specific aspects of P’s health.

 

(2)    

On receipt of a request under subsection (1), the registrar shall arrange

 

for one or more assessors to be appointed in accordance with rules

 

made by the Council.

 

(3)    

The Council may make rules about the carrying out of the assessment

 

and the making of the report.

 

(4)    

If P fails to submit to, or co-operate with, the assessment the

 

Adjudicator may draw such inferences from P’s failure as it considers

 

appropriate.

 

(5)    

This section does not apply if the person to whom the proceedings

 

relate is a body corporate.”’.

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

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Schedule  7,  page  150,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 33 of the 1989 Act (default powers of Privy Council), in subsection

 

(3)(b), after “23C,” insert “23CA,”.’.


 
 

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Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

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Schedule  7,  page  150,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 34 of the 1989 Act (subordinate legislation procedure), in subsection

 

(2), after “23C” insert “or 23CA”.’.

 


 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

204

 

Clause  93,  page  46,  line  6,  after ‘a’ insert ‘legally qualified’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

48

 

Clause  93,  page  46,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Rules made under subsection (3) may not require a lay or professional majority.

 

(3B)    

An Order in Council may not—

 

(a)    

amend subsection (3), or

 

(b)    

make any provision that is inconsistent with subsection (4).’.

 


 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

205

 

Clause  94,  page  46,  line  26,  leave out ‘professionally’ and insert ‘clinically’.

 


 

Sandra Gidley

 

Greg Mulholland

 

238

 

Clause  101,  page  50,  line  7,  after ‘seek’, insert ‘, and take account of,’.

 



 
 

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Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

225

 

Clause  102,  page  50,  line  27,  at end insert ‘, and respond to the views of’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

206

 

Clause  102,  page  50,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Before making rules the OHPA must publish a response to its consultation as set

 

out in subsection (3).’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

227

 

Clause  102,  page  50,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Before making rules, the OHPA shall respond to any representations made to

 

them—

 

(a)    

if the rules affect the profession regulated by the Medical Act 1983, by

 

the General Medical Council, and

 

(b)    

if the rules affect the professional regulated by the Opticians Act 1989,

 

by the General Optical Council.’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

49

 

Clause  102,  page  50,  line  38,  leave out subsections (4) to (6).

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

226

 

Clause  102,  page  50,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Before approving rules, the Privy Council must note the representations received

 

by the OHPA during the consultation as set out in subsection (3).’.


 
 

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Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

228

 

Clause  102,  page  50,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Before approving rules the Privy Council shall respond to any representations

 

made to them—

 

(a)    

if the rules affect the profession regulated by the Medical Act 1983, by

 

the General Medical Council, and

 

(b)    

if the rules affect the professional regulated by the Opticians Act 1989,

 

by the General Optical Council.’.

 


 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

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Schedule  8,  page  152,  line  6,  after ‘functions’, insert ‘pertaining to regulation’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

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Schedule  8 ,  page  152,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(1B)    

An Order in Council may not provide for any function conferred on the Privy

 

Council, in relation to any profession to which section 60(2)(a) applies, to be

 

exercised by a body other than the regulator of that profession.’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

209

 

Schedule  8,  page  152,  line  9,  leave out subparagraph (3) and insert—

 

‘( )    

In sub-paragraph (2) after “practice”, insert “or be persons included in the register

 

of members admitted to practice”.’.


 
 

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Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Sandra Gidley

 

Greg Mulholland

 

161

 

Schedule  8,  page  152,  leave out lines 9 to 12.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

208

 

Schedule  8,  page  152,  line  13,  leave out subparagraph (4) and insert—

 

‘( )    

An Order may not provide for any function conferred on the Privy Council, in

 

relation to any profession to which section 60(2)(a) applies, to be exercised by a

 

body other than the regulator of that profession.’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

210

 

Schedule  8,  page  152,  line  19,  leave out subparagraph (2) and insert—

 

‘( )    

In sub-paragraph (2)(d) after first “to”, insert “the investigation of”.’.

 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

211

 

Schedule  8,  page  152,  line  23,  after first‘to’, insert ‘adjudication on’.

 


 

Mr Stephen O’Brien

 

Anne Milton

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mike Penning

 

Jeremy Wright

 

50

 

Clause  104,  page  51,  line  11,  after first ‘to’, insert ‘the finding of facts in’.


 
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