Appeals against decisions of the Registrar

If the Registrar decides not to add the name of someone who has applied for registration to the Register, it is possible for the person who has been refused registration to appeal the Registrars decision.

He or she can do this whether it concerns an application for initial registration, annual retention of registration, transfer to practising registration or restoration to the Register.

It is important to note that the appeal would not be able to set aside any legal requirements for registration, such as passing a test of competence or achieving a recognised chiropractic qualification. The appeal could only set aside the Registrars decision made based on the registration application the applicant sent us and any supporting documents.

How does an appeal work?

Rather than put the appellant through the (possible) ordeal of appearing before the full Council, the GCC has set up a three-person Tribunal, made up of members of the Council, to hear each appeal.

Any appellant who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Tribunal has the right to appeal to the appropriate court.

Our guidance note, appeals against the decision of the Registrar, gives detailed guidance about the appeals process and the legislation underpinning it, which is

Where appeals are refused

In cases where the appellant's appeal is refused, the Notice of Decision will remain on this page for a period of 28 days. Please contact the Investigations team for a copy of our information note, the relevant legislation and for any Notice of Decision.

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