—(1) For the purpose of enabling Complaints Committees and Disciplinary Tribunals to be constituted in accordance with this Part, the Medical Council shall appoint a panel (referred to in this Act as the Complaints Panel) consisting of —
not less than 10 members of the Medical Council;
not less than 10 and not more than 100 registered medical practitioners of at least 10 years’ standing who are not members of the Medical Council; and
not less than 6 and not more than 50 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 Medical Council, and a member of the Complaints Panel referred to in subsection (1)(b) or (c) shall be appointed for a term of 2 years; and any member of the Complaints Panel shall be eligible for reappointment.
(3) The Medical Council may at any time remove from office any member of the Complaints Panel or fill any vacancy in its membership.
(4) The Medical Council shall appoint, from among the members of the Complaints Panel who are members of the Medical Council, the chairman and the deputy chairman of the Complaints Panel.
(5) Any member of the Medical Council who is employed in the Ministry of Health shall not be disqualified from being a member of any Complaints Committee, Disciplinary Tribunal, Health Committee or Interim Orders Committee by reason only that he is so employed.