599. Further investigations.

599.     Further investigations.

Before holding any hearing1, the conduct and competence committee2 may carry out such investigations or seek such advice or assistance as it sees fit and, in particular, may3: (1) ask the health professional4 to provide a written description of his practice5; (2) inspect a sample of the health professional's patient or client records6; (3) invite the health professional to take a test of competence7; or (4) interview the complainant8, the health professional and any person nominated by the health professional9.