847. Procedure at hearing.

847.     Procedure at hearing.

At the opening of the hearing1, the allegation2 must be read out by the solicitor3. The order of proceedings is as follows: (1) the solicitor opens the case for the allegation, and calls or produces evidence4 in support of the allegation5; (2) the respondent6 presents his case and may call or produce evidence7; and (3) the health committee8 hears such further submissions from the parties9 and receives such further evidence as it considers relevant, having regard to the justice of the case and the public interest10. Any witness called to give oral evidence