The GCC respond: email #2 – we need copies of everything
Email #2 from the GCC:
Re: Your complaints
I am writing in response to your emailed letter dated 7 June 2009, addressed to the Chief Executive & Registrar. Please find enclosed a copy of our Complaint Information Pack, which we hope you will find helpful.
It is apparent from your letter that you wish to submit a complaint against a number of chiropractors. I do note that you have stated that you have been unable to locate a number of them on our Register. I will write to you at the earliest opportunity to confirm whether these individuals are registered with the General Chiropractic Council. If they are not registered with the General Chiropractic Council, I can confirm that we will be unable to investigate a complaint against them under section 20 of the Chiropractors Act 1994 (‘the Act”). This is because, under section 20 of the Act, we only have jurisdiction to investigate complaints against registrants. If it should transpire that the individuals are not registered with us but are describing themselves as chiropractors, we will consider taking action under section 32(1) of the Chiropractors Act 1994 instead.
Please note that in line with our normal procedure, we will need you to provide a copy of the relevant web page(s) that relates to your complaint against each individual chiropractor indicating the date on which you obtained them. This information can be provided electronically or in hard copy.
Should you have any questions, or require any additional information, do please contact me.
Specialist Officer (Regulation)
I have provided the GCC with the text of claims copied from each website and I don’t see why they cannot proceed with just that and investigate each of them and what they are currently claiming. Also, requiring something that is their ‘normal procedure’ – presumably as opposed to a regulatory requirement – should not be insisted on.
In effect, I feel I am doing yet more of their work for them.
However, if they need copies, copies it’ll be. They will be winging their way to them shortly.
Update 14 June 2009: All website files sent to the GCC.