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Where the Case Examiners (CEs) or the Investigating Committee (IC) have referred an allegation to a Practice Committee, the Practice Committee to which the allegation has been referred will hold a hearing to consider the allegation.
For information on the role, function and powers of the CEs and the IC, see Practice Notes: GDC—Fitness to practice process—Case Examiners and Investigating Committee, GDC—Functions of the Case Examiners and Investigating Committee and the principles of their decision making and GDC—powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating Committee.
The Practice Committees are:
the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC)
the Health Committee (HC)
the Professional Performance Committee (PrPC)
The quorum for a Practice Committee is three, comprised of at least:
one registered dentist
one lay person
one registered dental care professional where a case involves a registrant from the dental care professional register
The quorum includes the Chair, who may count as the registered dentist, lay person or registered dental care professional.
Legal advisers assist the Practice Committees and provide advice on points of law, procedure and evidence. Medical advisers may also be appointed to assist the Practice Committees on matters within their professional competence, usually in cases concerning the registrant’s health. Professional advisers may also be appointed to assist the Practice Committee on matters within their professional competence.
The GDC has published guidance to the
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