Any member of the public may lodge a complaint of unprofessional conduct against an affiliate of ACRP. On the request of a professional body, or in response to a complaint lodged with ACRP, the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee will investigate the matter in accordance with the ACRP disciplinary code. Should it be found that an affiliate has acted in an irregular manner, disciplinary steps may be instituted by the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. In terms of professional body policy, the Committee may warn, suspend or deregister an affiliate:
Who has failed to comply with the relevant Ethical Code and Rules of Conduct
Who has failed to comply with the CPD requirements
Who has failed to submit a timely notification of the change of contact details appearing in the register in respect of such person.
Who has failed to pay, within three months as from the date on which it became due for payment, the annual fee as prescribed.
As from the date on which notice has been given of deregistration any registration certificate issued to the person concerned shall be deemed to be cancelled. Such person shall cease to practice the profession under the auspices of ACRP until such time as his/her name is restored to the register. RIGHT TO APPEAL AND RESTORATION OF AFFILIATION
Any person who is aggrieved by any decision or disciplinary action may appeal against such decision, in terms of the prescribed appeals procedure.
Registration of an affiliate can be restored if the person concerned:
Applies for such restoration
Submits proof of his/her incorrect discharge to the satisfaction of the Professional Body
Pays any outstanding annual fees and an additional restoration fee as may be decided upon; or complies with such other requirements as determined in terms of the ACRP disciplinary and appeals procedures
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