26. Any federation or specialized federation whose affiliation is refused or revoked by an accredited association may apply to the Board for a review of that decision. Such application for review must be forwarded to the Board in writing within 30 days following receipt of the written decision of the certified association.
The Board may, at the request of the interested federation or specialized federation, ex officio render a decision on an application for affiliation when a certified association has neglected or omitted to pronounce upon it in writing within 30 days after receipt of such application.
The Board shall allow the certified association and the federation or specialized federation to present observations.
Any application for review filed with the Board shall suspend execution of the decision of the certified association revoking the affiliation.
Every decision of the Board under this section shall be final and executory.
1972, c. 37, s. 26; 1997, c. 43, s. 433.