497. Powers of appeal panels.

497.     Powers of appeal panels.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/593, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

An appeal panel1 or the chair2 may hold a preliminary meeting in private with the parties, their representatives3 and any other person it or he considers appropriate if such a meeting would, in their opinion, assist the panel to perform its functions4.

An appeal panel may determine an appeal5 without an oral