(1) The Authority may suspend a registered ART provider's registration without allowing the provider an opportunity to make submissions about the proposed suspension if—
(a) the Authority reasonably believes there is an overriding public interest that requires the registration to be suspended immediately; and
(b) the Minister has consented to the immediate suspension of the provider's registration.
(2) A suspension under subsection (1)—
(a) has effect from the time at which written notice of the suspension is given to the registered ART provider; and
(b) remains in force for the period decided by the Authority and specified in the notice.
(3) The period under subsection (2)(b) must be no longer than is reasonably necessary to safeguard the public interest for which the suspension was imposed.
(4) At any time during the period of suspension, the Authority must allow the ART provider to make written submissions about the suspension.
(5) The Authority may revoke the suspension at any time, and must have regard to any submissions made under subsection (4) in deciding whether or not to do so.