528. Interim orders: hearings.

528.     Interim orders: hearings.

No interim order1 may be made by a practice committee2 in respect of any person unless he has been afforded an opportunity of appearing before the committee and being heard on the question whether such an order should be made in his case3. At any such hearing, the person concerned4 is entitled to be represented, whether by a legally qualified person or otherwise5.

Following referral by the Nursing and Midwifery Council6, no interim order may be made, varied, replaced or, in a case where there is no appeal against the order when the period