|549D||Title:||CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS (DISCIPLINE) REGULATION||Gazette Number:||L.N. 253 of 2000|
|Section:||20||Heading:||Address before making a disciplinary order||Version Date:||16/08/2000|
(1) At any meeting of the Board at which the Board is deciding whether to make any order under section 98 of the Ordinance in respect of a defendant, the Board secretary or other person presenting the case to the Board may produce to the Board the records of any previous meeting of the Board at which an order was made against the defendant under section 98 of the Ordinance.
(2) Before the Board decides what order, if any, should be made, the Board chairman shall ask the defendant whether he wishes to address the Board, and the defendant or his legal representative may address the Board on the question of whether the Board should make an order under section 98 of the Ordinance, and if so, what order should be made; and he may adduce evidence as to the circumstances leading to the charge, as to the character and antecedents of the defendant and as to the circumstances leading to any previous order produced to the Board under subsection (1).
(3) The Board shall then consider and decide what order, if any, should be made and the Board chairman shall announce the decision of the Board in such terms as the Board may approve.