838. Hearing to be in public; adjournment of hearing.

Subject as provided1, the hearing2 must take place in the presence of the parties3 or their representatives and in public4. However, the professional conduct committee5 may, if satisfied that it would be in the interests of the person making the allegation6, or of any person giving evidence or of any patient, determine that the public should be excluded from being present in any part of the proceedings7. The committee may deliberate in the absence of the parties and their representatives and of the public at any time8.

The committee may adjourn the hearing from time to time as it thinks