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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

4: Complaints and discipline

87   Panel

    87 Panel

  (1)  The Minister must maintain a panel of---

      (a)  practitioners of each profession, each of whom must hold a current
practising certificate; and

      (b)  laypersons.

  (2)  The numbers of persons appointed under subsection (1)(a) and (b) must be
sufficient to enable the Tribunal to be constituted in accordance with section

  (3)  In considering the suitability of any person for inclusion on the panel,
the Minister must have regard not only to the person's personal
attributes but also to the person's knowledge and experience of matters
likely to come before the Tribunal.

  (4)  The name of a person must be removed from the panel if---

      (a)  the person is convicted by any court in New Zealand or elsewhere of
any offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of 3 months or longer; or

      (b)  the person dies or is, under the Insolvency Act 1967, adjudged
bankrupt; or

      (c)  the Minister directs that the name of the person be removed from the
panel on the grounds of inability to perform the functions of the office, or
neglect of duty, or misconduct, proved to the satisfaction of the Minister;

      (d)  the person becomes a member of an authority; or

      (e)  a period of 5 years has elapsed since the date on which the Minister
last approved the entry of the person's name; or

      (f)  the person requests by writing addressed to the Minister that his or
her name be removed.

  (5)  If subsection (4)(d) or (e) applies, the name of the person must not be
removed from the panel until any hearings in respect of which that person was
appointed to the Tribunal have concluded.
Compare: 1995 No 95 s 99

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