10. Persons informed of the admission by equivalence committee’s decision to deny equivalence may appeal such decision, provided that they submit a request, in writing, to the secretary of the Order within 30 days following receipt of the decision.
The board of directors of the Order must examine such request at its first regular meeting following the date on which it was received. Before rendering a decision, it must allow the person in question to state her case at this meeting.
For this purpose, the secretary of the Order shall send the person written notice, via registered mail, specifying the date, place and time of the meeting at which the request for appeal shall be examined, not less than 15 days before such meeting will be held.
Persons wishing to attend the meeting in order to state their case must so notify the secretary of the Order at least 5 days before the scheduled meeting date. They may, however, submit their comments to the secretary in writing at any time before the scheduled meeting date.
The decision of the board of directors is final and must be sent to the person concerned by registered mail within 30 days following the date of the meeting.