The law states the Medical Council of NSW must act quickly, if appropriate, to protect the health and safety of any person, or if it is in the public interest, to either suspend a medical practitioner or impose conditions upon his/her registration.
In such circumstances the Council conducts proceedings as soon as it is practicable. These proceedings enable the Council to take interim action to suspend or place conditions on a practitioner. This is done in anticipation of an early investigation and finalisation of matters in a more structured setting.
The Council has exercised this power in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to circumstances where practitioners: