Medical Act

59.2(1) Subject to subsection (2), a hearing shall be open to the public.

59.2(2) Council or a Board of Inquiry may make an order that the public, in whole or in part, be excluded from a hearing or any part of it if satisfied that

(a) matters involving public security may be disclosed; 

 

(b) financial or personal or other matters may be disclosed at the hearing of such a nature that the harm created by disclosure would out weigh the desirability of adhering to the principle that hearings be open to the public; or 

(c) the safety of a person may be jeopardized.

59.2(3) Where it thinks fit, Council or a Board of Inquiry may make orders it considers necessary to prevent the public disclosure of matters disclosed at a hearing, including orders prohibiting publication or broadcasting of those matters.

59.2(4) No order shall be made under subsection (3) that prevents the publication of anything that is contained in the register and available to the public.

59.2(5) A Board of Inquiry may make an order that the public be excluded from the part of a hearing dealing with a motion of an order pursuant to subsection (2).

59.2(6) A Board of Inquiry may make any order necessary to prevent the public disclosure of matters disclosed in the submissions relating to any motion described in subsection (5), including prohibiting the publication or broadcasting of those matters.

59.2(7) Council or a Board of Inquiry shall state its reasons for any order under this section and any such order and the reasons for it shall be made available to the public in writing.