GDC—powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating Committee
Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley LLP
GDC—powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating Committee

The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • GDC—powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating Committee
  • Powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating Committee
  • Adjourn to direct the Registrar to make further specific enquiries
  • Agreeing undertakings
  • Referring to a Practice Committee
  • Closing a case
  • Issue a warning
  • Published warnings
  • Issuing advice
  • Interim orders
  • more

Powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating Committee

The Case Examiners (CEs) may:

  1. adjourn consideration of an allegation in order for further enquiries to be undertaken

  2. invite the registrant to comply with such undertakings as the CEs consider appropriate (see below)

  3. decide that an allegation ought to be considered by a Practice Committee

  4. determine that an allegation ought not to be considered by a Practice Committee and:

    1. close the case taking no further action

    2. close the case with advice or a warning to the registrant regarding their future conduct, performance or practice

    3. close the case with advice to any other person involved in the investigation on any issue arising in the course of the investigation

A decision by the CEs as to whether or not an allegation ought to be considered by a Practice Committee must be unanimous. If the CEs cannot reach an agreement, they must refer the allegation on for consideration by the Investigating Committee.

In considering an allegation, the Investigating Committee (IC) of the General Dental Council (GDC) may:

  1. agree with the registrant that the registrant will comply with such undertakings as the IC considers appropriate

  2. decide that an allegation ought to be considered by a Practice Committee, and if so, which one

  3. determine that an allegation ought not to be considered by a Practice Committee and: