August 29, 2022

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 1-23

Existing Bylaw 1-23 sets out a specific composition for inquiry committee panels, requiring one elected board member and one appointed board member per panel. These bylaws were drafted at a time when the Board was more actively involved in investigations and discipline; the latter function was eliminated through bylaw revision, vesting penalty decisions with the hearing panel.

In order to achieve necessary flexibility, the attached revisions would be effective to permit panel composition of inquiry committee members who are not necessarily also board members so long as there is a minimum of one-third public representation on the panel. Quorum for a three-member panel is also addressed by requiring all members to be present.
The revised bylaw amendment will be posted for a 21-day period, providing registrants and other interested parties the opportunity to review and comment.

For more information, please see the bylaw amendments page.