665. Vulnerable witnesses.

665.     Vulnerable witnesses.

In proceedings before the registration appeals committee, the following may, if the quality of their evidence is likely to be adversely affected as a result, be treated as a vulnerable witness1:


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


    (2)     any witness with a mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 19833;


    (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