If, having considered an allegation1, the health committee2 or the conduct and competence committee3, as the case may be, concludes that it is not well founded: (1) where requested to do so by the person concerned4, it must make a declaration to that effect giving its reasons5; and (2) in any other case and with the consent of the person concerned, it may make such a declaration6.
If, having considered an allegation, the health committee or the conduct and competence committee, as the case may be, concludes that it is well founded, it must proceed in accordance with the following
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