17. The chair or a vice-chair of the discipline committee who is appointed to a court or body in which no concurrent functions may be exercised retains jurisdiction and may continue to perform committee duties without remuneration in order to conclude the matters he had begun to hear at the time of the appointment.
If, after the discipline committee has determined guilt, the chair or vice-chair is absent or unable to act, or is the subject of an appointment and does not avail himself or herself of the possibility to continue to perform duties under the first paragraph, another division must be formed promptly to hear the parties in relation to the penalty and impose it within 90 days after the hearing. Interlocutory decisions rendered before the formation of that division remain valid.
O.C. 297-2010, s. 17; O.C. 940-2013, s. 2.