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Membership of Tribunal


Chairperson:

The Chairperson is a Magistrate appointed to the role by the Attorney General upon the recommendation of the Chief Magistrate.

The Chairperson may delegate to the Deputy Chairperson any of his or her functions under the Health Practitioners Tribunal Act 2010 or any other Act.

Deputy Chairperson:

The Deputy Chairperson is a Magistrate appointed by the Attorney General upon the recommendation of the Chief Magistrate.

The Deputy Chairperson is to act as the Chairperson whenever the Chairperson is absent from duty or from Tasmania or is unable to act as the Chairperson and also during a vacancy in the office of the Chairperson.

Professional Members:

The Chairperson may appoint a person to be a professional member of the Tribunal. A person may only be appointed to be a professional member of the Tribunal if the person is:

(a) a registered health practitioner in respect of the health profession to which the proceedings relate;

(b)   in the Chairpersons opinion a person with suitable skill, knowledge or experience to assist in the proceedings; and

(c)   included in the list provided to the Chairperson by the National Board.

Community Members:

The Chairperson may appoint a person to be the community member of the Tribunal.  A person may only be appointed if :

(a)   he has at no time been a registered health practitioner or been registered in respect of a health profession; and

(b) is not a member of a National Board or a State or Territory Board; and

(c) is specified on a list of people who are suitable to be appointed. This list is prepared by the Attorney General.

Constitution of Tribunal:

The Tribunal may be constituted by:

  • the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson sitting alone or;

  • the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson and two Professional Members; or

  • the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson and one Professional Member and one Community Member

The composition of any particular Tribunal hearing will be determined by the Chairperson taking into consideration any requests of the parties.