586. Consideration of allegations referred to screeners.

Any allegation1 which is referred to the screeners2 must be considered by a panel3 of at least two screeners4. If a panel comprises two screeners, it must consist of one lay screener5 and one registrant screener6, and if it comprises more than two screeners it must consist of at least one lay screener and one registrant screener and the number of registrant screeners must not exceed the number of lay screeners7. In appointing a registrant screener to a panel, the Health and Care Professions Council8 must have due regard to the professional field of the health professional9 and to