827. Potential conflict for business reasons.

When considering making an application or considering giving a medical recommendation in respect of a patient, an assessor1 will have a potential conflict of interest for business reasons if both the assessor and the patient or another assessor are closely involved in the same business venture, including being a partner, director, other office-holder or major shareholder of that venture2.

Where the patient's nearest relative is making an application, a registered medical practitioner