Applying the test: decision making factors

Reference: INT-2

Last Updated 28/07/2017

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There are a range of factors that decision makers take into account in determining whether an interim order may be necessary to protect the public, otherwise in the public interest, or in the nurse or midwife’s own interests. Interim orders can be imposed on more than one ground (for example an order may necessary to protect patients, and may also be in the nurse or midwife’s own interests), but each of the three interim order grounds have separate considerations, which decision makers will carefully assess.