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PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS ACT 1994 - SECT 38

Occupational Associations (Complaints and Discipline) Code

38 Occupational Associations (Complaints and Discipline) Code

(1) A scheme may adopt the provisions of the Model Code set out in Schedule 1 with such additions, omissions or other modifications (if any) as may be approved by the Council.
(2) The modifications may include provisions relating to the making and determination of complaints and the imposition and enforcement of disciplinary measures against members of an occupational association, including (but not limited to) the following:
(a) the establishment of committees for the purpose of implementing the Model Code or any of its provisions,
(b) the procedure at meetings of any such committee,
(c) whether any such committee may administer an oath,
(d) the application or exclusion of the rules of and practice as to evidence,
(e) the grounds on which a complaint may be made,
(f) the verification of complaints by statutory declaration,
(g) the suspension of members from membership or from practice,
(h) the imposition of fines,
(i) the making of appeals,
(j) the exchanging of information with other occupational associations (within or outside New South Wales).



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