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APPEAL PROCEDURE FOR ACCREDITATION DECISIONS
An appeal shall be lodged not later than forty days after notification of the decision to
the accredited or applicant CB, or whenever the Chief Executive may reasonably
assume the decision or measure in question to be known to the appellant.
An appeal shall be lodged by sending a substantiated letter of appeal, by registered mail
or equivalent, to the Chief Executive who will notify the Chairperson of the Governing
Board without delay.
Only the following adverse decisions may be appealed:
(1) Denial of initial accreditation,
(2) Revocation of accredited status, or
(3) During the process of establishing eligibility, seeking initial accreditation, removal from the initial accreditation process
The status of the accreditation will remain unchanged pending till the outcome of an appeal.
The procedures for an appeal are:
- A request for appeal must be submitted in writing within thirty (30) days of
- notification of the negative decision.
- The basis of appeal must be clearly stated
- When an appeal is filed, an Appeal Panel will be convened.
- The appeal panel must either reverse or sustain the decision being appealed. If a majority of the appeal panel votes to reverse the decision by a majority vote, the decision is reversed; otherwise, the decision is sustained.
- The appeal panel decision shall be in writing and shall include a statement of the grounds for the decision.
- The decision shall be submitted to the appellant within time period as agreed.
- The decision of the appeal panel shall be final.
- All are expected to adhere to the time schedule stated in the steps of the Appeal Procedure.
- All parties should be notified immediately if any extension of time is required, and for good cause the appeal panel may grant reasonable extensions to the appellant.
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