10. A candidate who is informed of the board of directors’ decision not to recognize the equivalence applied for, may apply for a review of the decision on condition that such application is made in writing to the secretary within 30 days following receipt of the decision.
The committee formed by the board of directors pursuant to paragraph 2 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and consisting of persons other than members of the board of directors or of the executive committee, reviews the application and renders its decision within 60 days following the date of receipt of the application.
Before making a decision on the application, the committee must allow to the candidate to submit his observations.
For that purpose, the secretary of the Order shall inform the candidate of the date, place and time of the meeting at which the application will be examined, by means of a written notice sent by registered mail at least 15 days before the meeting is held.
The candidate wishing to be present for the purpose of submitting his observations must inform the secretary accordingly at least 10 days before the date scheduled for the meeting. He may also convey written observations to the secretary at any time before the date scheduled for the meeting.
The committee’s decision is final and must be transmitted to the candidate by registered mail within 30 days following the date of the meeting at which such decision was made.
O.C. 769-93, s. 10; O.C. 436-2009, s. 4.