608. Vulnerable witnesses.

608.     Vulnerable witnesses.

In proceedings before the health committee1, the following may, if the quality of their evidence is likely to be adversely affected as a result, be treated as a vulnerable witness:


    (1)     any witness under the age of 17 at the time of the hearing2;


    (2)     any witness with a mental disorder3;


    (3)     any witness who is significantly impaired in relation to intelligence and social functioning4;


    (4)     any witness with physical disabilities who requires assistance to give evidence5;


    (5)     any witness, where the allegation against the health professional is of a sexual nature and the