Consultation on proposed amendments to the Rules
Theare seeking the views of stakeholders on proposed amendments to the Rules which set out how their registration processes and fitness to practise committees operate.
They are proposing a small number of changes which they anticipate will improve the delivery of their services.
The main changes they are planning would mean the following, if implemented;
- Able to improve the range of online services for applicants and registrants. For example, they will be able to introduce the ability for applicants to apply for registration online.
- A character reference would no longer be required as part of applications for registration. Instead, the would require a declaration from the applicant.
- The Chairs of fitness to practise panels would be able to give directions to deal with matters such as changing the location of a hearing or making decisions about timescales for the exchange of documentation, without the need for a preliminary hearing.
For further information, and to access the full consultation document please visit thewebsite.
The consultation runs from 5 October 2015 to 15 January 2016.
To respond to the consultation using the online survey, please click here.