11. A candidate who is informed of the board of director’s decision not to recognize the diploma or training equivalence applied for may apply for review, provided that the candidate applies to the secretary in writing within 30 days of the mailing of the board of director’s decision.
The decision must be reviewed within 60 days of receipt of the application by a committee formed by the board of directors made up of persons other than members of the board of directors or the committee referred to in section 9, but with no less than a member holding a permit of each of the 2 categories established within the Order. Before disposing of the review application, the committee must allow the candidate to make submissions.
For this purpose, the secretary of the Order must inform the candidate of the date, time and place of the meeting where the application will be examined, by means of a written notice sent by registered mail at least 15 days before the date of the hearing.
A candidate who wishes to make submissions in person at the meeting must notify the secretary at least 5 days before the date scheduled for the meeting. The candidate may, however, send written submissions to the secretary at any time before the date scheduled for the meeting.
The decision of the committee is final and must be sent to the candidate in writing by registered mail within 30 days following the date it is made.
O.C. 1141-98, s. 11; O.C. 398-2009, s. 4.