696. Financial penalty order.

696.     Financial penalty order.

In any case other than a health case1 in which the fitness to practise committee2 has the power to impose a direction3 it may impose, either in addition to the direction or instead of it, a financial penalty order4. A financial penalty order may specify any sum not exceeding the maximum penalty5. A financial penalty order must specify the period within which the sum specified in it is to be paid6.

The Council may recover the sum specified in a financial penalty order from the person