Medical Practice Act 1992 No 94
63 Committee can recommend suspension or deregistration on
grounds of lack of physical or mental capacity
(1) A Committee may recommend that a person be suspended from
practising medicine for a specified period or that a person be deregistered if
the Committee is satisfied (when it finds on a complaint about the person)
that the person does not have sufficient physical and mental capacity to
(1A) If the person is not registered, a recommendation can be made
under this section that the person not be
(2) The Committee makes its recommendation by referring the matter
with its recommendation to the Chairperson of the Tribunal or to a Deputy
Chairperson nominated by the Chairperson.
(3) The Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson may then make an order in
the terms recommended or may make such other order as to the suspension or
registration of the person as the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson thinks
proper based on the findings of the Committee.
(4) An order that a person be deregistered is an order that the
person’s name be removed from the Register or (if the person has already
ceased to be registered) that the person not be
(5) An order may also provide that an application for review of the
order under Division 3 of Part 6 may not be made until after a specified
(6) Instead of making an order under this section, the Chairperson or
Deputy Chairperson may exercise any power or combination of powers of a
Committee under this Division.