—(1) The Medical Council shall appoint a committee to be known as the Credentials Committee, consisting of not less than 3 members of the Medical Council, to —
scrutinise all applications for registration other than applications for registration as specialists and family physicians; and
undertake such other duties as the Medical Council thinks fit to assign to the Credentials Committee.
(2) The term of office of the members of the Credentials Committee and the quorum of the Committee shall be determined by the Medical Council.
(3) The Credentials Committee may interview the applicants and make such enquiries or do anything which the Committee may think necessary or expedient for discharging its functions under this Act.
(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3), the Credentials Committee may, by notice in writing, require an applicant —
to furnish such further information, documents or particulars as the Credentials Committee may require within the time specified in the notice; or
to submit to a medical examination to be conducted by a registered medical practitioner nominated or approved by the Medical Council within such time as may be specified in the notice.
(5) The registered medical practitioner who conducts the examination referred to in subsection (4)(b) shall, within 14 days after the examination or such longer time as the Credentials Committee may allow, submit his report on the applicant’s fitness to practise medicine to the Credentials Committee.