|359F||Title:||OPTOMETRISTS (REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE) REGULATION||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||32||Heading:||Opening of inquiry||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) At the opening of an inquiry the Secretary shall read the notice of inquiry.
(2) If the respondent is not present and is not represented by a counsel or solicitor at the opening of the inquiry, the Secretary shall furnish to the Board such evidence as the Board may require that the notice of inquiry was served on the respondent in accordance with section 23(4) and, on being satisfied as to such evidence, the Board may proceed with the inquiry in the absence of the respondent.
(3) If the respondent is present at the inquiry, the Chairman of the Board shall, immediately after the notice of inquiry has been read, inform him of his right to cross-examine witnesses, to give evidence and to call witnesses on his behalf.