835. Notice and decision as to manner of proceeding on allegations.

b.     Procedure of the Professional Conduct Committee

835.     Notice and decision as to manner of proceeding on allegations.

Where an allegation1 has been referred to the professional conduct committee2, it must meet as soon as practicable to consider whether in its view a hearing is desirable to deal with the allegation3. For this purpose, the professional conduct committee must consider the nature of the allegation and any observations or admissions given by the respondent4 to the investigating committee5, and, in the case of a reference from the health committee6, any evidence given or submissions made to that committee7.