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Outcomes of Disciplinary Hearings

There are 5 possible outcomes of disciplinary hearings:


a) No case to answer – based on the evidence that the Disciplinary Board was presented with and the work it has seen the complaint has not been upheld. Details of such cases would not be published unless the Subject specifically requests it.
b) Reprimand – in such instances the Subject is made aware that, based on the evidence that the Disciplinary Board was presented with and the work it has seen, their professional practice has fallen short of the standard required but the Disciplinary Board is satisfied that the member is normally competent with respect to the work they undertake.
c) Reprimand with advice - in such instances the Subject is made aware that, based on the evidence that the Disciplinary Board was presented with and the work it has seen, their professional practice has fallen short of the standard required and the Disciplinary Board provides advice as to how they can ensure that they do meet the required standard going forward.
d) Reprimand with sanctions – in such instances the Subject is made aware that, based on the evidence that the Disciplinary Board was presented with and the work it has seen, their professional practice has fallen significantly short of the standard required. The Disciplinary Board can impose a range of sanctions proportionate to the seriousness of the breach. These can include a requirement to undertake CPD or mentoring and, in the most serious cases, downgrading of membership to a category more appropriate for the level of competence demonstrated or suspension of membership pending retraining and evidence of a sufficient level of improvement to warrant membership of the Institute.
e) Expulsion from the Institute which may be time-limited (i.e. a minimum period must elapse before a re-application for membership can be made).

The outcomes of recent Disciplinary Hearings, where a complaint has been upheld, are listed below in accordance with CIEEM’s Disciplinary Inquiries Publications Policy.

 

 

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