Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
173A Council to establish Panel when required
(1) If a Council decides to refer a matter to an Impaired Registrants
Panel, it must appoint 2 or 3 persons to sit as the Panel for the purpose of
dealing with the matter.
(2) A panel must include—
(a) at least one person who is registered in the same health
profession as the registered health practitioner or student who is the subject
of the Panel’s proceedings; and
(b) at least one medical practitioner.
(3) If the health profession has divisions, the member appointed under
subsection (2)(a) must be registered in the same division of the health
profession as the registered health practitioner or student the subject of the
(4) A person may be appointed to sit on a Panel whether or not the
person is a member of the Council, but not if the person has previously dealt
with the particular matter before the Panel in the person’s capacity as
a member of the Council.
(5) A member of a Panel, while sitting on the Panel, is entitled to be
paid at the rate decided by the Minister in consultation with the