51. Reference of relevant decisions to court.

Where a relevant decision is made1, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care may refer the case to the relevant court2 if it considers3 that the decision is not sufficient (whether as to a finding or a penalty or both) for the protection of the public4.

If the Authority does so refer a case:


    (1)     the case is to be treated by the court to which it has been referred as an appeal by the Authority against the relevant decision (even though the Authority was not a party to the proceedings resulting in the relevant decision)5; and