—(1) A registered medical practitioner who believes that —
his fitness to practise is impaired by reason of his physical or mental condition; or
the quality of the professional services provided by him does not meet the standard which is reasonable to expect of a medical practitioner,
may request the Medical Council to do one or more of the following:
to remove his name from any register;
to suspend his registration in the appropriate register for a period of not more than 3 years;
where the registered medical practitioner is a fully registered medical practitioner in Part I of the Register of Medical Practitioners, to remove his name from Part I of that Register and register him instead as a medical practitioner with conditional registration in Part II of that Register, and section 21(4) to (9) shall apply accordingly;
where the registered medical practitioner is registered in any register other than Part I of the Register of Medical Practitioners, to impose appropriate conditions or restrictions on his registration;
to suspend or cancel his practising certificate.
(2) Subject to this section, if the Medical Council and the registered medical practitioner agree in writing on the action to be taken under subsection (1), the Medical Council may proceed with the agreed course of action.
(3) The Medical Council shall not take any action under this section in relation to a registered medical practitioner if —
proceedings have been commenced under Division 2 against the registered medical practitioner.
(4) This section shall apply where the Medical Council has notified the registered medical practitioner under section 39(3)(b), except that if the Medical Council and the registered medical practitioner are unable to agree on the course of action to be taken under subsection (1)(i) to (v), the Medical Council shall proceed to refer the matter to the chairman of the Complaints Panel under section 39(3)(a).