Policy on Suspension and Reinstatement of an IOSCS Member / Executive Committee Member
Approved by the IOSCS Executive Committee on November 18, 2020
Any member of the IOSCS or of its executive committee who is convicted of a criminal offence for activities that would bring the organization into disrepute shall have their membership on the committee and/or in the organization revoked by the executive committee. The possibility of reinstatement after the completion of a sentence, or after a period of time otherwise deemed to be appropriate, shall be given consideration and voted on by the members of the executive committee.
In the event that the executive committee determines that a member should be suspended, the president shall provide not less than fifteen (15) days notice of suspension to the member and shall give reasons for the proposed action. The member will have the opportunity to make an oral or written submission to the executive committee in response to the notice, received not less than five (5) days before the effective date of the suspension. In the event that no submission is received, the president may proceed to notify the member that the member is suspended from membership. If an oral or written submission is received within the above-mentioned time frame, the committee will consider such a submission in arriving at a final decision and shall notify the member of that decision within a further fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the submission. Any proceeding challenging the suspension must be commenced within one (1) year after the effective date of the suspension.