Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 23 November 2014 at 14:27)
Part 8Division 6Subdivision 1

Subdivision 1 Appeals against actions of Committee [NSW]

158   Appeals against decisions of Committee [NSW]

(1)  If a complaint about a registered health practitioner or student is referred to a Committee, the practitioner or student or the complainant, may appeal against any of the following to the Tribunal—
(a)  a finding of the Committee;
(b)  the exercise of a power by the Committee under Subdivision 3 of Division 3;
(c)  the exercise by the Tribunal List Manager of a power under that Subdivision.
Note. An appeal under this section is an external appeal to the Tribunal for the purposes of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013.
(2)  The appeal is to be dealt with by way of rehearing and fresh evidence, or evidence in addition to or in substitution for the evidence received at the inquiry, may be given.
(3)  The Tribunal may—
(a)  dismiss the appeal; or
(b)  make any finding or exercise any power the Tribunal could have made or exercised if the complaint had been originally referred to the Tribunal.
(4)  An appeal under this section does not affect any finding or exercise of power with respect to which it has been made until the Tribunal makes an order on the appeal.

158A   Appeals on points of law [NSW]

(1)  A registered health practitioner or student about whom a complaint is referred to a Committee or the complainant may appeal with respect to a point of law to the Tribunal.
Note. An appeal under this section is an external appeal to the Tribunal for the purposes of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013.
(2)  An appeal may be made—
(a)  during an inquiry—within 28 days after the date of the Committee’s decision on the point of law which is the subject of the appeal; or
(b)  before the commencement of an inquiry but after the date of giving notice of the inquiry.
(3)  If an inquiry conducted by a Committee has not been completed when an appeal is made, the inquiry must not continue until the appeal has been disposed of.
(4)  The Committee must not make any decision that is inconsistent with the Tribunal’s determination with respect to the point of law.
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