|161E||Title:||MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS (REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE) REGULATION||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||29||Heading:||Address in mitigation||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) At any meeting of the Council at which sentence on a defendant is to be decided by the Council, the Secretary or other person presenting the case to the Council may produce to the Council the records of any meeting of the Council at which an order was made against the defendant pursuant to section 19B(2), 21 or 21A of the Ordinance.
(2) Before the Council decides the sentence, the Chairman shall ask the defendant whether he wishes to address the Council, and the defendant, in person or by his solicitor or counsel, may address the Council by way of mitigation and may adduce evidence as to the circumstances leading to the offence, as to the character and antecedents of the defendant and as to the circumstances leading to any previous order as notified to the Council under subsection (1).
(3) The Council shall then consider and determine the sentence on the defendant and the Chairman shall announce the decision of the Council in such terms as the Council may approve.