119. Where a member of the disciplinary council is absent or unable to act, he may be replaced by a person who will perform his duties; the person shall be designated in the same way as the member to be replaced, and his salary, fees or indemnities shall be fixed in the same way as those of the member.
However, the two remaining members, provided one is the chair or the substitute chair, may validly proceed with the hearing and render a decision.
A chair or substitute chair of a council who is appointed to a court or body in which no concurrent functions may be exercised, shall retain jurisdiction and may continue, without remuneration therefor, to perform his duties within the council to conclude the cases he had begun to hear at the time of the appointment.
However, if the appointment is made after the council has handed down the conviction and the person appointed does not avail himself of the third paragraph, another division shall be formed without delay to hear the parties in relation to the penalty and to impose it. The new division shall impose the penalty within 90 days after being formed. Interlocutory decisions rendered by another division before continuance of suit remain valid.
1973, c. 43, s. 117; 1994, c. 40, s. 106; 1999, c. 40, s. 58; 2002, c. 32, s. 1; 2008, c. 11, s. 1, s. 84, s. 213.