(a) a Department Head has been reported to the Governor in Council under section 14; and
(b) the Department Head does not admit in writing the truth of the charges made against him or her—
the Governor in Council may appoint a Board of Inquiry to inquire as to the truth of the charges.
(2) A Board of Inquiry appointed under this section consists of—
(a) the Attorney‑General or his or her nominee; and
(b) a member nominated by the Premier; and
(c) a member nominated by the Leader of the Opposition; and
(d) a member nominated by the Leader of the third party.
(3) The Board of Inquiry—
(a) must hold a hearing into the charges; and
(b) is bound by the rules of evidence and the rules of natural justice; and
(c) must report its findings to the Governor in Council.
S. 15(4) amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 92).
(4) The members of the Board of Inquiry may receive and examine evidence on oath or by affirmation.
(5) A Department Head is entitled to be legally represented at any hearing held by a Board of Inquiry into his or her conduct.