689. Fitness to practise committee directions where fitness to practise impaired.

The following provisions apply where an allegation against a registrant is referred1 to the fitness to practise committee2.

If the fitness to practise committee finds that a registered optometrist's or registered dispensing optician's fitness to practise is impaired3, that a business registrant's4 fitness to carry on business as an optometrist or a dispensing optician or both is impaired, or that a student registrant's5 fitness to undertake training is impaired, it may if it thinks fit direct that6:


    (1)     except in a health case, the name of the registrant be erased from the appropriate register7;


    (2)     the registrant's registration be suspended