If the health committee1 decides not to adjourn the case2, it must consider and determine whether or not it judges the ability of the osteopath to practise to be seriously impaired because of his physical or mental condition3. In reaching its judgement, the committee is entitled to take account of the osteopath's current physical or mental condition, or a continuing and episodic condition, or a condition which, although currently in remission, may be expected to cause recurrence of a serious impairment4. Where the osteopath has refused or failed to submit to medical examination after an invitation by the committee5,
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