ICAS Discipline Board
The Discipline Board is the body appointed by Council to be responsible for overseeing the disciplinary processes.
This involves oversight of the following:
- Discipline Tribunals
- Appeal Tribunals
- Independent Examiners
Role & responsibilities
The full responsibilities of the Discipline Board are set out in ICAS’ General Regulations
Providing guidance to be used in the disciplinary process, including sanctions guidance. Formulating, monitoring and delivering objectives. Ensuring adequate transparency in the disciplinary process through publication of sanctions and other material. Proposing Regulations to Council (the Discipline & Appeal Tribunals Regulations and the Independent Examiner Regulations).
The Discipline Board also fulfils a strategic role, in that it monitors and responds to changes in legislation and public policy which may affect the way in which ICAS operates its disciplinary process.
In discharging its responsibilities, the Discipline Board seeks to act in the public interest. It also ensures that the independence of the disciplinary powers of ICAS are adequately protected.
Separation of powers
In ICAS, the investigation and disciplinary processes are separated, with the Regulation Board being responsible for the investigation of complaints (delegating this power to the Investigation Committee), and the Discipline Board having oversight of determination of cases by Discipline and Appeal Tribunals.
The Discipline Board therefore has no involvement with the investigation of complaints.
The Discipline Board is also not involved in the appointment of individuals to sit on the Discipline and Appeal Panels (from which members of individual tribunals are selected). All such appointments are made by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee.