—(1) For the purpose of enabling Complaints Committees and Disciplinary Committees to be constituted in accordance with this Part, the Council shall appoint a panel (referred to in this Act as the Complaints Panel) consisting of —
not less than 5 members of the Council;
not less than 10 registered dentists of at least 10 years’ standing who are not members of the Council;
not less than 5 registered oral health therapists who have at least 10 years of practical experience in the area of oral health therapy and who are not members of the Council; and
not less than 5 lay persons nominated by the Minister.
(2) The term of office of a member of the Complaints Panel referred to in subsection (1)(a) shall expire at the end of his term of office as member of the Council, and a member of the Complaints Panel referred to in subsection (1)(b), (c) or (d) shall be appointed for a term of 2 years; and any member shall be eligible for reappointment.
(3) The Council may at any time remove from office any member of the Complaints Panel or fill any vacancy in its membership.
(4) The Council shall appoint a member of the Complaints Panel who is a member of the Council to be the chairman of the Complaints Panel.