Various disciplinary and regulatory bodies have different rules, powers and procedures, even while sharing a basic legal framework. This book allows a legal practitioner who is appearing before such a body to prepare their case by setting out what powers the body has, what evidence it can hear, the form the procedure will take, whether they can call witnesses, and what sanctions it can impose.
This book was the first title to consider the specific question of the regulation of statutory professions in Ireland including architects, surveyors, teachers, pharmacists, health and social care professionals and accountants.
Part I deals with general principles and practice, covering such areas as complaints, fair procedures and sanctions. Part II examines each of the relevant professions in turn.
Covers the following developments, legislation and case law:
The difference of between professional misconduct conduct and poor professional performance Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015 Healthcare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 Corbally v Medical Council & Others Medical Council v Lohan-Mannion Doocey v Law Society TM v Medical Council
Read an extract of Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions
Table of Contents
Part I: Principles and Practice
1. Introduction 2. Jurisdiction and Complaints 3. Professional Misconduct Complaints 4. Poor Professional Performance Complaints 5. Health and Other Grounds for Complaints 6. Pre-hearing Procedures 7. Hearings, Witnesses and Evidence 8. Fair Procedures and the Disciplinary Process 9. Sanctions 10. Appeal, Confirmation and Review of Decisions
Part II: The Professions
11. Disciplinary Aspects of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 12. Disciplinary Aspects of the Solicitors Acts 1954-2008 13. Disciplinary Aspects of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 14. Disciplinary Aspects of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 15. Disciplinary Aspects of the Dentists Act 1985 16. Disciplinary Aspects of the Pharmacy Act 2007 17. Disciplinary Aspects of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 18. Disciplinary Aspects of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 19. Disciplinary Aspects of the Teaching Council Acts 20. Disciplinary Aspects of the Building Control Act 2007: Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors 21. Disciplinary Aspects of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council legislation