882. Specialist advisers.

The General Pharmaceutical Council1 may do either or both of the following:

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    (1)     appoint persons to act as specialist advisers on issues on which, in the Council's opinion, specialist knowledge is required2;

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    (2)     make rules which provide for it to enter into arrangements with another person for that person to appoint on behalf of the Council persons to be specialist advisers3.

A specialist adviser:

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    (a)     may be present at any meeting of the investigating committee4 at which issues falling within the specialist adviser's specialty, or related to it, are under consideration by the committee5;

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    (b)     may be present at any