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The HCPC's powers in respect of fitness to practise are set out in Part V of the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001.

They are supplemented by the Panel rules, statutory procedural rules made by the HCPC under that Order and HCPC policies key issues, such as its Indicative Sanctions Policy. In addition, the Tribunal Advisory Committee issues a suite of Practice Notes to which Panels should have regard.

Appeal provisions are set out in Part VI of the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001.

The legislation and rules are available as PDFs from our publications section.