684. Investigation of allegation by officer of General Optical Council.

684.     Investigation of allegation by officer of General Optical Council.

Where an allegation1 has been made against a registrant2 an officer of the General Optical Council4, may, until such time as the case examiners5 or the investigation committee6 considers the allegation7, exercise the function which is conferred on the investigation committee8 to investigate an allegation of impairment of fitness to practise9.