844. Referral to the health committee.

If in the course of the investigation of, and its deliberations on, an allegation1, the professional conduct committee2 is of the view that a substantial issue arises whether the ability of the respondent3 to practise as a chiropractor is seriously impaired because of his physical or mental condition, it may refer the matter to the health committee4; and the health committee must deal with the matter as if the allegation were to that effect5. The power to refer the matter to the health committee may be exercised notwithstanding that a hearing6 has begun, provided that the professional conduct committee