313. Cancellation, postponement or adjournment of hearings.

Where, after an allegation1 has been referred to the investigation committee2 and before the opening of the hearing before the committee a practitioner3 who has requested an oral hearing withdraws that request or it appears to the registrar for some other reason that the hearing should not be held, the registrar4 may refer the matter to a medical or lay case examiner5 for a decision as to whether or not the matter, or part of it, should be withdrawn6.

Where, after a matter has been referred to a medical practitioners tribunal or an interim orders tribunal7 and before the opening