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Appeal Process

If an application is rejected or if a lower level of registration is offered than sought (Enrolment, rather than Registration) the applicant may appeal the decision.

If a person is de-registered and removed from the register, they may also appeal.

The appeal process is as follows:

  1. An applicant or a Registered or Enrolled person can appeal to the Registry a decision by the Registrar, by lodging with the Executive Officer a written notice to that effect.
  2. On receipt of a notice the Executive Officer will notify the Registrar who will call a meeting of the Registry to be held within 21 days after the date the Executive Officer received the notice, or as soon as possible after that date.
  3. More than one appeal may be heard at the meeting. No business other than the question of the appeal(s) may be transacted.
  4. The Registrar and the member will be given the opportunity to make representations in relation to the appeal orally or in writing, or both.
  5. The Registry members present will vote by secret ballot on the question of whether the resolution made by the Registrar should be confirmed or revoked.
  6. If, based on the information and evidence provided, the meeting finds in favour of the confirmation of the decision made by the Registrar that resolution is confirmed.
  7. If, based on the information and evidence provided, the meeting finds against the decision previously made by the Registrar the decision is to be revised and the applicant or Registered or Enrolled person advised.

The information provided during the meeting and the results of the vote will be recorded on the Registry files and the Applicant's or Registered or Enrolled person's file.

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