Mr Davabalan Andavar

Profession: Clinical scientist

Registration Number: CS18858

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 24/05/2019 End: 17:00 24/05/2019

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, Cambridge Street, City Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3HN

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Caution

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Whilst registered as a Clinical Scientist, on 3rd May 2018, you were convicted of;

  1. Failing to provide a breath sample, contrary to section 7 (6) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
  2. Careless driving, contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. By reason of your Conviction as set out at paragraphs 1 and 2, your fitness to practise as a Clinical Scientist is impaired


Preliminary Matters

Application to proceed in Private

1. Ms Meek, in light of the Registrant’s health made an application to hear the case in private. Ms Eales did not object. The Panel heard and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor who referred the Panel to the Practice Note on Conducting Hearings in Private and reminded it of considering the interests of justice and balancing that with the interest of the Registrant.

2. The Panel decided it was appropriate to allow the application having balanced the interests of the Registrant with the public interest. The whole hearing will be held in private.

Adjournment of proceedings:

3. Following announcing its decision on facts and impairment the Panel announced that the proceedings would have to adjourn part-heard due to a lack of time to consider sanction. The hearing will reconvene on 24 May 2019.

Reconvened hearing

4. The Panel determined that the remainder of the hearing should be conducted in private, for the reasons outlined previously.


Order: The Registrar is directed to annotate the HCPC Register entry of Mr Davabalan Andavar with a caution which is to remain on the register for a period of three years from the date this order comes into effect.


Right of Appeal:

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Davabalan Andavar

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
24/05/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Caution
28/03/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard