285. Directions by Medical Practitioners Tribunal relating to fitness to practise.

Where an allegation against a person is referred1 to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), it must arrange for the allegation to be considered by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal2 , and the following provisions apply3. Where the medical practitioners tribunal find that the person's fitness to practise is impaired4, they may, if they think fit5: (1) except in a health case or language case6, direct that the person's name be erased from the register7; (2) direct that his registration in the register be suspended8 during such period not exceeding 12 months as may be specified in the direction9; or (3) direct that his registration be conditional on his compliance, during such period not exceeding three years as may be specified in the direction, with such requirements so specified as the tribunal thinks fit to impose for the protection of members of the public or in his interests10. Where the tribunal find that the person's fitness to practise is not impaired, it may n