10. A candidate who is informed of the committee’s decision to refuse to grant the equivalence or to grant it in part may apply to the board of directors of the Order for a review.
The candidate may apply to the secretary in writing for a review within 30 days of receiving the decision.
The board of directors must examine the application for review at the first regular meeting following its receipt. It must, before making a decision, allow the candidate to make submissions at the meeting.
For that purpose, the secretary must inform the candidate of the date, time and place of the meeting where the application will be examined, by means of a written notice sent by registered mail at least 15 days before the date set for the meeting.
A candidate who wishes to make submissions in person at the meeting must notify the secretary at least 5 days before the date scheduled for the meeting. The candidate may, however, send written submissions to the secretary at any time before the date scheduled for the meeting.
The decision of the board of directors is final and must be sent to the candidate by registered mail within 30 days following the date of the meeting.
O.C. 523-2005, s. 10; O.C. 361-2008, s. 3.