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Appeals Policy


1.  Purpose 

This Policy outlines the circumstances under which appeals may be taken against decisions of the Board.

2.  Application 

This policy applies to all Members of the RACGP. This policy does not apply to RACGP employees or contractors (Staff) unless Members.

This policy is to be read together with the Fellowship Policy, Terms of Reference of the Professional Standards Committee, Membership Code of Conduct and the RACGP Constitution, and in particular:

    • Part 4 – Termination of Membership.

3.  Appeals 

3.1 Misconduct

Any Member the subject of a Board decision under clause 27 of the RACGP Constitution or a Committee decision under clause 28(b) of the RACGP Constitution can only appeal the decision in accordance with clauses 6.2 – 6.11 of the Membership Code of Conduct or section 5.1 of the Fellowship Policy.

Where a Member appeals a decision in accordance with clauses 6.2 – 6.11 of the Membership Code of Conduct or section 5.1 of the Fellowship Policy, the original decision maker for the purposes of that appeal becomes the Board or the Committee referred to above.  All references to the Professional Standards Committee in clauses 6.2 – 6.11 of the Membership Code of Conduct or section 5.1 of the Fellowship Policy are to be read as references to the original decision maker.

3.2 Other Decisions of the Board

Any member the subject of a Board decision other than:

    • under clause 27 of the RACGP Constitution; or
    • a committee decision under clause 28(b) of the RACGP Constitution;

can only appeal the decision in accordance with an appeal process (if any) specified in an applicable RACGP policy under which the decision is made. 

3.3 Further Appeals

There are no further appeals. Any decision on an appeal is final.

4.  Amendment of this Policy

The Board may make amendments to this Policy at any time. 

5.  Responsibilities 

Board

Responsible for approval of policy and amendments.

 

6.  Glossary

Committee

means any Committee established by the Board or the CEO of the RACGP or any Committee of the College referred to in clause 28(b) of the RACGP Constitution.

Member

means a member under clause 110(a)(xxi) of the RACGP Constitution.

 

7.  Related Documents, Legislation and Policies

Fellowship Policy

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

Membership Code of Conduct

RACGP Constitution

Terms of Reference of the Professional Standards Committee

Compliance

N/A

Guidance

N/A 

8.  Policy Review and Currency 

This policy will be reviewed every three years from the last approval date, or when there is a significant change in the intent of the policy. 

Version History

Release Notice

Version

Date of effect

Amendment details

Amended by

1.0

 

Initial release

 

 

 

Policy owner:

Board

Approved by:

Board                 

Approved on:

18 Aug 2022

Next Review Due:

Aug 2025

 

 



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