Where the professional conduct committee1 considers that an interim suspension order2 may be appropriate, it fixes a date, time and place for deciding that question, having regard to the urgency and all the circumstances of the case, and notifies the osteopath3 of his right to appear before the committee and to argue his case4 and to be legally represented5. A medical assessor6 may be appointed by the chairman7 to be present at any such a hearing8.
The solicitor9 is requested to present the case to the committee and call such evidence10 as he wishes to justify an interim suspension order11.
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