976. Referral by registrar to the Fitness to Practise Committee.

The allegation1 must be referred to the fitness to practise committee2 instead of to the investigating committee3 if the registrar4 considers that:

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    (1)     the fitness to practise committee should consider making an interim order5, and if the registrar does so consider, the registrar must notify the fitness to practise committee accordingly6; or

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    (2)     the public interest is best served by urgent consideration of the case7.

The registrar must also refer an allegation to the fitness to practise committee instead of to the investigating committee if:

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    (a)     it relates to a conviction for one or more criminal offences and the sentence