12. A candidate who is informed of the board of director’s decision not to grant the equivalence or to grant the equivalence in part may apply for review of the decision. The review application must be made to the secretary in writing within 30 days of receiving the board of director’s decision.
The review must take place within 60 days after the date on which the application is received by a committee formed by the board of directors, pursuant to paragraph 2 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26), and composed of persons other than members of the board of directors or the committee referred to in section 9.
Before disposing of the review application, the committee must inform the candidate of the date of the meeting at which the review application will be examined and of the candidate’s right to make submissions.
A candidate who wishes to be present at the meeting to make submissions must notify the secretary at least 5 days before the date set for the meeting. The candidate may, however, send written submissions to the secretary at any time before the date set for the meeting.
The decision of the review committee is final and must be sent to the candidate in writing by registered mail within 30 days after the date of the decision.