846. Preliminary matters prior to hearing an allegation.

846.     Preliminary matters prior to hearing an allegation.

Where the respondent1 requires a hearing2 or the health committee3 determines4 that an allegation5 should be the subject of a hearing6, the solicitor7 must so far as practicable cause to be prepared such further reports8, if any, from appropriately qualified medical practitioners, as in his opinion are necessary for the purpose of presenting proper and sufficient evidence as to the physical or mental condition of the respondent to enable determination by the committee of the allegation9. For the purpose of so doing, the solicitor may request the respondent to