522. Meetings and hearings.

522.     Meetings and hearings.

Where the fitness to practise committee1 is to consider an allegation2 that a registrant's fitness to practise is impaired3, review any order previously made by it4 or consider an application for restoration to the register5, it must decide whether to hold a hearing6. The committee concerned must hold a hearing where the registrant asks for one within the specified period7 or where that committee considers that a hearing would be desirable8. Where no hearing is to be held, the committee concerned must consider the allegation9, review the order previously made10, or consider the