434. Practice committee referral.

434.     Practice committee referral.

Where the investigating committee has referred1 an allegation to a practice committee2, the practice committee must either investigate the allegation and determine whether the person's fitness to practise as a dentist, or as a member of a profession complementary to dentistry, is impaired3 or, where it considers that any allegation should not have been referred to them by the investigating committee, it may refer that allegation back to the investigating committee4. In making such a determination the practice committee may take into account whether the person who is the subject of the allegation