Upon receiving the advice of the legal assessor1, and subject only to the requirements of relevance and fairness, a practice committee2 considering an allegation3 may admit oral, documentary or other evidence, whether or not such evidence would be admissible in civil proceedings in the appropriate court in that part of the United Kingdom4 in which the hearing takes place5. Where facts relating to an allegation are in dispute, the burden of proving such facts rests on the Nursing and Midwifery Council6.
In determining whether a registrant's fitness to practise is impaired by reason of physical or
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