Constitutional Provisions And Administrative Disciplinary Powers: The Medical And Dental Disciplinary Tribunal In Review
AbstractThe Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal is empowered to deal with all cases of professional discipline under the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act. This process of administrative adjudication is examined against the background of constitutional provision that affects the exercise of the powers of the Tribunal and the rights guaranteed to the professionals when they appear before the Tribunal. Decisions of our courts reviewing and pronouncing upon the proceedings of the Tribunal are analysed. Our conclusion is that the constitutional provisions are imperatives binding upon the Tribunal and the medical and dental practitioner involved in disciplinary proceedings.
Key words: Constitutional and administrative, law standards, professional discipline.
[Nig. Jnl Health & Biomedical Sciences Vol.1(1) 2002: 29-34]