974. Reconsideration of allegations.

974.     Reconsideration of allegations.

Where the investigating committee1 has considered a fitness to practise or a disqualification allegation2 and decided not to refer it to the committee and within five years from the date of service of the notice sent to the registrant3, the General Pharmaceutical Council4 receives a new allegation about the person concerned, the investigating committee may take the action specified below5.

The investigating committee may:


    (1)     when considering whether or not to refer the new allegation to the fitness to practise committee, have regard to the original allegation6; and


    (2)     may refer both the original