§ 16.41. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Board counselAn assistant counsel assigned by the Office of General Counsel to serve as legal counsel to the Board.
Board prosecutorAn assistant counsel assigned by the Office of General Counsel to review complaints, initiate investigations and prosecute disciplinary matters before the Board.
Complaints officerThe administrator of the Complaints Office for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
Hearing examinerThe hearing examiner employed by the Board and approved by the Governor for the purpose of conducting hearings involving the discipline of a licensed physician or surgeon and rendering the adjudication.
Medical consultantA licensed physician or surgeon employed by the Board to aid in the review of complaints when required, to advise the Board prosecutor in preparing for and requesting of investigations, to aid in interpreting investigation results, to assist the hearing examiner in interpreting technical testimony of a medical nature, to examine physicians who are thought to be impaired and to serve as a medical expert when required.
Medical investigatorAn investigator employed by the Board to conduct preliminary investigations in following up complaints and assisting the Board prosecutor and counsel in obtaining information relative to cases requiring a hearing or follow-up investigation after hearing and who may serve as witness for the Commonwealth at hearings.
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