514. Medical assessors.

514.     Medical assessors.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council1 may appoint registered medical practitioners2 to be medical assessors3. Medical assessors have the general function of giving advice to the practice committees4, the registrar5 or the Council6, on matters within their professional competence in connection with any matter which any of those persons is considering7. Medical assessors also have such other functions as may be conferred on them by rules made by the Council8. No person may be a medical assessor if he is a member of the Council