Medical Act

 

56.1(1) Council or the Executive Committee may, without notice, direct the Registrar to suspend or impose conditions or restrictions on a member’s or associate member’s licence if it is of the opinion that such action is necessary in the public interest.

56.1(2) If a direction has been given under subsection (1), Council or the Executive Committee shall

 

(a) refer the matter immediately to the Complaints and Registration Committee, the Review Committee, or  a Board of Inquiry;

 

(b) direct the Registrar to immediately advise the member or associate member of such action;

 

(c) direct the Registrar to immediately advise the Regional Health Authorities, the Minister of Health, as well as such other officials, agencies, and persons as the Council or Executive Committee feels it necessary to inform;

 

(d) where it considers it in the public interest to do so, may direct the Registrar to notify the public generally in regard to the matter.

56.1(3) Where direction is given under subsection (1), the member or associate member may, at any time, through written submission, request that the Council or Executive Committee reconsider or vary its order.

56.1(4) The conditions or restrictions on a member’s or associate member’s licence shall not be stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction unless the member or associate member establishes to the court a prima facie case that public interest favours the granting, varying or staying the direction taken under subsection (1).

56.1(5) The direction under subsection (1) takes effect immediately and cannot be stayed by any court of competent jurisdiction notwithstanding any appeal or application for judicial review of the direction.