317. Hearings to be in public.

317.     Hearings to be in public.

Generally1, hearings before the investigation committee2 and a medical practitioners tribunal3 must be held in public4. However, the committee or medical practitioners tribunal may determine that the public be excluded from the proceedings or any part of the proceedings, where it considers that the particular circumstances of the case outweigh the public interest in holding the hearing in public5.

The committee or a tribunal must sit in private6, where it is considering: (1) whether to make or review an interim order7; or (2) the physical or mental health of the practitioner8. However,