This process allows you to challenge the way in which a decision has been made. It looks at whether the original decision-maker correctly applied the law and followed the right procedures. It is not an opportunity for the same concern to be presented to a new decision-maker, with a view to obtaining a different decision. It is referred to as a 'Rule 9 review' because the authority to conduct this process comes from Rule 9 of the General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2006 (as amended).
A request for a review can be made by:
The person who raised the concern or allegation
The subject registrant
Any other person who, in the opinion of the registrar, has an interest in the decision to close the case