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 application for restoration11 and may consider