698. Power to order immediate suspension etc after a finding of impairment of fitness to practise.

On giving a direction for erasure or a direction for suspension1, or a direction for removal from the appropriate register of an entry relating to a specialty or proficiency2, the fitness to practise committee3, if satisfied that to do so is necessary for the protection of members of the public, or otherwise in the public interest, or in the best interests of the individual or body corporate, may order that the registration of the registrant4 is suspended forthwith or, in the case of an entry relating to a specialty or proficiency, that the removal from the register of the