Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Regulations: May 2008 (Vsn: 10/10)
In all cases in these regulations, "the Faculty" refers to:
Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
The Faculty aims to foster education, training, research and professional standards for the effective practice of pain medicine.
It is a joint venture between the following five participating professional bodies (“participating bodies” in these Regulations):
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
- Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
- Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (RACP) (AFRM RACP)
1. The Board of Faculty
2. Committees and functions of the board
3. Admission to Fellowship of the faculty
7. Scientific meetings of the faculty
8. Annual general meeting of the faculty
9. General business meetings of the faculty
10. Annual subscription
11. Resignation from the faculty
12. Expulsion from the faculty
13. Appeals procedure
14. Administrative orders
15. Other provisions
1.1 The Board of Faculty ("the Board" will consist of):
Ten Fellows of the Faculty, elected or nominated in accordance with these Regulations
At least four shall be Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
At least two shall be Fellows of a Division or a Faculty or a Chapter of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
At least one shall be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
At least one shall be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
The remaining two shall be any Fellows of the Faculty.
One Councillor nominated by The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (referred to as a "Co-opted Representative").
Co-opted Representatives appointed under Regulations 1.1.9 , 1.1.10 .
At least one Board Member will be resident in New Zealand. The Board will not be irregularly constituted if there is not an elected Board Member resident in New Zealand. If at any time New Zealand is not represented on the Board by an elected Member, the Board will co-opt a New Zealand resident Fellow (referred to as a “Co-opted Representative”).|
If at any time any State of Australia is not represented on the Board by an elected Member, the Board will have the power to co-opt a Fellow resident in that State (referred to as a “Co-opted Representative”).
Co-opted Representatives will be appointed annually by the Board for a maximum aggregate period of three years.
Co-opted and nominated Representatives will be entitled to exercise all the same rights and privileges at Board Meetings as the elected Members, including the right to vote, except for voting for Officers of the Board. They shall not be eligible for election to Office of the Board.
If at any time a Fellow under 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4 or 1.1.5 is not elected to the Board, then the relevant College will nominate one of its Fellows who is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and practicing Pain Medicine as if an elected Board Member. These members are referred to as “Nominated Representatives”.
Elected Board Members who have held office for a continuous period of three years will
retire from office at the Annual General Meeting of the Faculty. Subject to 1.1.15 they will be eligible for re-election.
Elected Board Members who have served on the Board for an aggregate of 12 years will retire from office at the next Annual General Meeting of the Faculty and will never be eligible for re-election.
1.2 The Board may at its discretion invite:
a representative of the Australian Pain Society and/or
a representative of the New Zealand Pain Society
as non-voting observers at the Board for such term or terms as the Board determines. At the invitation of the Dean such observers may enter into discussion on matters before the Board.
1.3 Election of the Board
Vacancies on the Board will be filled by election.
Nominations of eligible candidates for election must:
be signed by two Fellows of the Faculty, and
contain a consent to act, signed by the nominated Fellow, and
be in the hands of the Faculty Executive Officer at least sixty (60) days before the Annual General Meeting.
If the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies, eligible Fellows of the Faculty so nominated will be declared appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
If the number of nominations from each participating body exceeds that College, Faculty or Chapter representation established under Regulation 1.1 , then:
Ballot lists shall be printed containing the names of the eligible candidates in alphabetical order in each section.
One such list shall be posted at least thirty (30) days before the Annual General Meeting to each Fellow of the Faculty at his or her address appearing in the Register of Fellows of the Faculty.
Voting Fellows shall vote only for as many candidates in each section as there are vacancies to be filled.
Votes must be received at the Faculty Office not later than 1700 hours on the closing date advised with such notice. Votes received thereafter shall be deemed to be invalid and shall not be counted.
At the Annual General Meeting a candidate resident in New Zealand and receiving more votes than any other New Zealand candidates (if any) shall be first declared elected to bring the number of elected Board Members resident in New Zealand up to one.
Remaining vacancies shall be filled by declaring elected the necessary number from remaining candidates who received the most votes in each section.
If two or more candidates receive an equal number of votes in a section, then priority in election shall be determined as follows:
A candidate who is also a retiring Board Member shall be deemed to have received more votes than a candidate who is not.
A retiring Board Member who has served on the Board for a longer continuous period immediately prior to such election than another retiring Board Member shall be deemed to have received more votes than such other retiring Board Member.
In the event of two or more retiring Board Members who have served on the Board for the same continuous period immediately prior to such election receiving an equal number of votes, the retiring Members of the Board who have been Fellows or Members of their respective College or Faculty for the longest continuous period immediately prior to such election shall be deemed to have received more votes than the others.
A candidate who is not a retiring Board Member but who has been a Fellow of the Faculty for a longer continuous period immediately prior to such election than another candidate who is also not a retiring Board Member shall be deemed to have received more votes than such other candidate.
In the event of priority in election not being resolved under the foregoing provisions, the priority in election between such candidates shall be determined by the Dean.
1.4 Meetings of the Board
The Dean will be Chair of the Board. In the Dean's absence, the Vice-Dean will act as Chair, and in the absence of the Dean and Vice-Dean, the Board will elect a Chair for that meeting.
The presence of seven Board Members constitutes a quorum of the Board.
The Board may act irrespective of any vacancy in its Membership, provided a quorum is present.
The Board will ordinarily meet for the transaction of business at the offices of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, at such times as the Board will decide.
The Dean, or any four Board Members, may call an extraordinary meeting of the Board at any time and place.
Such an extraordinary meeting may be convened to debate a motion of no confidence.
All proceedings and reports of the Board and any of its Committees or sub-Committees will be confidential and privileged.
Reports of Board business will be published at the discretion of the Dean.
Voting of the Board will be in accordance with the following rules:
Resolutions of the Board will be determined by simple majority except where elsewhere provided in these Regulations.
The Chair will exercise a deliberative and where applicable a casting vote.
1.5 Officers of the Board
In February each year the Board will elect from its elected Members a Dean-Elect who will take office as Dean following the Annual General Meeting of that year.
In May each year the Board will elect from its elected Members a Vice-Dean who will take office following the AGM.
In May each year the Board will elect from its elected Members the following who will take office following the AGM:
Chair of Relationships Portfolio
Chair of Trainee Affairs Portfolio
Chair of Fellowship Affairs Portfolio
Chair of Resources Portfolio
In May each year the Board will appoint the following:
Chair of Education Committee
Chair of Examination Committee
Chair of Training Unit Accreditation Committee
Chair of Research Committee
Chair of Continuing Professional Development Committee
The election of Officers will be conducted by secret ballot.
The Dean and Vice-Dean will hold office for one year. Each is eligible for re-election for a further period of one year.
Officers of the Board will hold office for one year. Each is eligible for re-election.
The Secretary of the Board will be the Faculty Executive Officer.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists will be an adviser to the Faculty.
2.1 The functions of the Board are encompassed in the following portfolios:
The Chair of each Portfolio will be a Board Member.
The Board may appoint Committees to undertake functions under these portfolios.
The Board will delegate to the Committees such powers and responsibilities as the Board deems appropriate.
The Chair of each Committee will normally be a Board Member. A non-Board Member Chair is responsible to the Board.
The Board, or Administrative Order, will determine the number, duties and membership of the Committees.
Decisions of Committees will be by simple majority. The Chair exercises a deliberative vote and where applicable a casting vote.
2.8 Committees of the Board are:
Training Unit Accreditation Committee
Continuing Professional Development Committee
Admission to Fellowship of the Faculty will be by one of the following:
Faculty Training and Examination
Election to Fellowship
3.2.1 Directly or
Without further training but following satisfactory summative assessment
Invitation (Honorary Fellowship)
The Board may admit to Fellowship of the Faculty applicants who are Fellows of:
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), or
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), or
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), or
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), or
who have completed all training and examination requirements of the Faculty (refer to Sections 4, 5 and 6 )
Application for admission to Fellowship must be on the prescribed form and contain such information as the Board may require. The application must be accompanied by:
confirmation of satisfactory completion of training from the candidate's Supervisor of Training.
an agreement by the applicant that all communications made by the Board or any of its officers and all answers to any questionnaire made by any referee or any Fellow of the Faculty will for all purposes be deemed a privileged communication.
The Assessor will make a recommendation to the Board when all requirements for admission to Fellowship have been completed.
Having received and considered all
relevant materials and communications in reference to an application for
Fellowship of the Faculty, including the recommendation of the Assessor, the
Board may admit the applicant to Fellowship, reject the application or suspend final
determination for any period it thinks fit.
3.2 Admission to Fellowship by Election
The Board may elect to Fellowship without examination persons who are registered medical specialists in Australia or New Zealand. An applicant for election to Fellowship must satisfy the following criteria:
Be a Fellow of a participating College or Faculty or Chapter or have a specialist qualification relevant to Pain Medicine that is acceptable to the Board.
Have a substantial involvement in Multidisciplinary Pain Services or equivalent Pain Medicine practice acceptable to the Board. [For the purposes of this clause, “substantial” means current clinical practice in pain medicine equivalent to at least 3 sessions per week, and with at least 3 years Full Time Equivalent experience].
Produce independent confirmation by a relevant health care facility of involvement in specialist Pain Medicine practice.
Participate in Continuing Professional Development in Pain Medicine comparable with Faculty Fellows.
Contribute to the development of professional activity in Pain Medicine.
Show contributions to the field of Pain Medicine by:
Regular contributions to undergraduate and/or postgraduate education in this field, or
Several publications in Index Medicus-listed journals and/or presentations at major scientific congresses.
Applications for admission to Fellowship by Election will be supported on the prescribed form by five Fellows.
Applications for election to Fellowship may be considered at any meeting of the Board provided nominations are submitted to the Faculty Executive Officer at least 28 days prior to the Board Meeting.
Each application will be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and an outline of how the applicant meets the criteria in Regulation 3.2.1.
Applications for Election to Fellowship, on the prescribed forms and with supporting documentation, will be sent to each Member of the Board at least 14 days prior to the Board Meeting.
After discussion of each application the Board will vote by secret ballot to:
22.214.171.124Accept the application for Election, or
126.96.36.199Accept the application contingent upon satisfactory completion of examination and case report requirements (See 5.3 Summative Assessments) without further training or
Reject the application
Direct Election to Fellowship requires three quarters of the Members of the Board present to vote in favour. In the event that is not the case, a further secret ballot will determine the outcome between the remaining two alternatives by simple majority.
An applicant offered summative assessment without further training as a pathway to Fellowship will be required to register prior to the examination closing date. Such applicants must pay the registration fee but are exempt from the annual training fee. In the event of satisfactory completion of the examination, Regulations 3.1.4 and 3.1.5 will be followed.
An applicant admitted to Fellowship by election will pay the entrance fee as prescribed by the Board in addition to the annual subscription.
The decision of the Board or the Council of ANZCA on any application will be final and neither will be required to assign any reasons for the admission or rejection of a candidate or suspension of its decision about a candidate’s application.
Each successful applicant will sign the following pledge which is binding upon admission by Election to Fellowship: “I hereby pledge myself as a condition of Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, to obey all Regulations of the Faculty.”
3.3 Honorary Fellowship
The Board may confer Honorary Fellowship on distinguished persons who have made a notable contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of Pain Medicine and who are not practicing Pain Medicine in Australia or New Zealand.
Honorary Fellowship will not be conferred "in absentia".
Nominations for Honorary Fellowship may be considered at any Board Meeting.
Nominations will be in writing, formally proposed and seconded by two Members of the Board, and submitted to the Faculty Executive Officer at least 28 days before the Board Meeting.
Each nomination will be accompanied by curriculum vitae.
The Board will vote on the nomination by secret ballot.
Election to Honorary Fellowship requires three quarters of the Members of the Board present to vote in favour.
Nominations rejected by the Board may be reconsidered if proposed and seconded at a subsequent Meeting of the Board.
Honorary Fellows will not pay entry or annual subscriptions.
3.4 Diploma of Fellowship and Academic Dress
All proceedings in relation to the admission to Fellowship will be confidential and privileged.
Persons admitted to Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, will be entitled to place after their names the letters FFPMANZCA.
The Diploma of Fellowship of the Faculty will be in the following form:
FACULTY OF PAIN MEDICINE,
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS
ABN 82 055 042 852
This is to certify that…....................................................................... was duly admitted a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Given under the common seal of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists this ………………day of 20……
For Fellows, a black stuff gown with looped sleeves, facings 110mm green with gold trim and be continued on as a green yoke around the back.
For Members of the Board of the Faculty, as for Fellows but having a 35mm green band around the hem of the gown and each sleeve gathered with six silk gold faced buttons tied together in three pairs with braided gold silk cord.
For the Vice-Dean, a black gown made from pure wool in the style as for Members of the Board but with gold metallic cord trim and each sleeve gathered with six gold metallic faced buttons tied together in three pairs with braided gold metallic cord.
For the Dean, a black gown made from pure wool in the style of the Vice-Dean with the addition of a gold frog posted on each front facing.
4.1 Training posts and programs
The Board will approve Training Units as suitable to provide programs for trainees in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine.
A trainee is a registered medical practitioner undergoing training in accordance with these Regulations.
Trainees who require experience in more than one Accredited Training Unit are to submit their intended individual program to the Assessor for prospective approval.
4.2 The Pain Medicine Training Program
Training is for a minimum of two years.
Training may commence during, and may be concurrent with, training programs towards a primary specialist qualification acceptable to the Board, as defined in Regulations 3.1.1 and
When Pain Medicine training is concurrent with training in one of the primary specialties advice should be obtained from both the parent College/Faculty and the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
Trainees must undertake at least one prospectively approved structured training year in a Faculty accredited Pain Medicine Program as outlined in Faculty Professional Document PM2 Guidelines for Units Offering Training in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine.
One additional year of approved experience of direct relevance to Pain Medicine is required. Prior training may be accredited; approval of this is not automatic.
Training accepted under Regulation 188.8.131.52 must meet requirements determined by the Assessor.
4.3 Registering as a Trainee and Training Fees
Trainees must be registered with the Faculty.
The period of structured training in a Faculty accredited Pain Medicine Program is deemed to commence when the trainee has completed registration with the Faculty.
Those registering early may initially pay only 10% of the (annual) training fee. The remaining 90% may be deferred until the commencement of the structured year in a Faculty accredited Pain Medicine Program. Early registration entitles the trainee to:
Receive the education materials, including Objective of Training and Resource List.
Be eligible to attend the self-funded pre-examination short course.
Have access to a mentor should this be requested by the trainee.
Those applying for late registering are required to:
Provide an explanation of circumstances which led to the delay of registration, and also clarification as to which of the circumstances were beyond the control of the Trainee.
Provide an explanation of the actions taken by the Trainee to minimise this delay.
Provide an ITA completed by the SoT recording the formative assessment of the performance of the Trainee during the time to be considered for inclusion as a training period.
Pay the late registration fee for the first month and a monthly fee thereafter, at the discretion of the Board, in addition to the annual training fee.
Part-time Training will be considered on an individual basis subject to the following criteria:
Must have prospective approval and be for reasons acceptable to the Board whose authority may be delegated to the Assessor.
Must be supported by the Director of the Training Unit and the Hospital Administration.
Must result in the same training content and time as for full-time trainees.
Must comprise a minimum of 50% of the commitment of a full time trainee.
Requires registration with the Faculty and payment of a pro-rata Annual Training Fee.
Interrupted Training may be considered upon application to the Assessor, subject to the following principles:
Training must be completed within 10 years of the date of commencement of training.
This 10 year period includes delays caused by examination failures, interrupted and part-time training.
interruption of training is associated with on-going problems, the Board, on
the advice of the Assessor, may approve an amended training program having regard
to all relevant factors.
Assessment comprises the following:
In Training Assessments
Log Book: The trainee is expected to keep an accurate logbook over a period of six months. The format and documentation required in the logbook are described in the Faculty’s Trainee Support Kit.
In Training Assessments: Quarterly assessments from the trainee’s Pain Medicine Program Supervisor of Training (or equivalent) are required during the approved training period.
All candidates for summative assessment are required to submit a case report. The format of the case report is described in the Faculty’s Trainee Support Kit
Examination: See section 6.
Notwithstanding the above Regulations, the Board may on the advice of the Assessor approve alternative training and assessment.
Applicants wishing to present for the Examination are required to:
Apply on the approved form
Submit the required documents
Pay the prescribed fees
Ensure that the above items are received by the Faculty Executive Officer at least 45 days before the commencement date of the examination.
An applicant may appeal against a decision of the Assessor to the Board. If the candidate is not satisfied with the Board's decision, the College's Reconsideration, Review and Appeals Process can be invoked.10/08
The Board may refuse the application of any candidate for the Fellowship Examination without assigning reasons.
A candidate who withdraws his/her application may be refunded the fee paid, provided that notice of withdrawal in writing is received by the Faculty Executive Officer before the published date on which entries close.
A candidate whose entry has been accepted and who withdraws from the examination on or after the date on which entries close, or who fails to attend at the examination, will forfeit the examination fee.
The Board may refund a proportion of the fee paid, on production by the candidate of satisfactory evidence of a medical or compassionate nature, provided that the refund is applied for within seven days of withdrawal or failure to appear.
The written, clinical and oral sections will be held in cities of Australia and New Zealand or other areas at the discretion of the Board.
Examination fees will be determined by the Board.
The Examination will be held at times determined by the Board and comprises:
Written short answer questions
An observed long case
A viva voce.
The Court of Examiners may refuse to proceed with examination of a candidate who:
infringes the Regulations, or
is considered by the examiners to be guilty of conduct prejudicial to the examination.
All enquiries, applications and communications must be addressed to the Executive Officer, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
For each examination the Chair of the Court of Examiners shall be responsible for ensuring that candidates are informed as soon as practicable after the decision of the Court of Examiners has been made.
On successful completion of the Faculty’s examination, candidates will be issued with the following certificate:
“This is to certify that …………… has satisfied the examination requirements of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Award of Fellowship of the Faculty is dependent on completion of all eligibility requirements as set out in Faculty Regulations.”
6.8 Barbara Walker Prize for Excellence in Pain Medicine Examination
The Barbara Walker Prize for Excellence in the Pain Medicine Examination was established in 1999.
The Barbara Walker Prize for Excellence in the Pain Medicine Examination can only be awarded when the top candidate achieves at least 70%.
A candidate re-presenting for the examination is eligible to be awarded the Barbara Walker Prize for Excellence in the Pain Medicine Examination.
6.9 Merit List
A certificate which recognises a pass with merit in the examination will be awarded to the meritorious candidates.
The Court of Examiners determines candidates for inclusion on the Merit List at the conclusion of the annual Faculty of Pain Medicine examination.
Candidates who have shown excellence in the examination and achieved a mark in the top 10% will be eligible for inclusion on the Merit List.
Scientific Meetings of the Faculty will be held at such times and places as the Board may from time to time by resolution direct.
The Annual General Meeting of the Fellows of the Faculty will be held at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or at such place and at such time as the Board will in each year determine, and not more than fifteen months after the holding of the last Annual General Meeting.
Thirty days notice of the Annual General Meeting of Fellows will be sent to each Fellow of the Faculty at the address appearing in the Register of Fellows of the Faculty.
The business of the Annual General Meeting will be:
To receive the report of the Dean.
To receive the Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account.
To receive the declaration of the poll for election to the Board.
General Business Meetings will be held at such times and places as the Board may direct by resolution.
Standing Orders at General Business Meetings
When a motion has been duly proposed and seconded, the Chair will at once take the votes thereon, unless a Fellow proceeds to discuss the matter or to propose an amendment.
All motions will be:
duly proposed and seconded
affirmative in character.
submitted in writing thirty days before the meeting and circulated with the agenda
withdrawn only by unanimous consent of the meeting.
A motion may be resolved, adjourned or referred to the Board.
The proposer of a motion has the right of reply at the conclusion of the debate.
No other Fellow will speak more than once upon the same motion or amendment except:
explanation or correction of some matter during the debate when he/she will have the right to explain a misunderstanding or language but will be prohibited from further debate on the merits of the case.
upon a point of order raised during the debate
by permission of the Chair.
Any Fellow rising to a point of order will state distinctly such point of order without debate and will then resume his/her seat until the point of order is decided by the Chair.
Any Fellow speaking when a point of order is raised will not continue his/her speech until the point of order is decided.
Any motion approved or rejected cannot be moved again at the same meeting, but a notice of motion to vary the decision may be given.
The Chair will put all questions in a distinct and audible voice to the meeting and declare whether or not the vote is carried.
Motions will be decided by simple majority, except where otherwise provided in these Regulations, with the Chair exercising a deliberative and if applicable, a casting vote.
A motion may be amended during the debate, provided the intent of the motion is preserved. No Fellow will propose more than one amendment to a motion.
Upon an amendment being carried, the motion as amended will take the place of the original motion and may be further amended until a decision is reached.
No Fellow may speak to any question after the Chair has risen to put the question except to a point of order.
Any Fellow who has not already spoken will have the right to move that "the question be now put".
There will be no debate on such motion.
Such a motion must be carried by a three quarters majority of those present. The Chair will have a casting vote.
When a motion is carried "that the motion be now put", the mover of the original motion will be allowed to reply.
A motion to adjourn the meeting or debate may be proposed and, if seconded, will be put to the vote immediately.
When "time" for the resumption of an adjourned debate is discussed, the discussion will be confined to the question of time and duration of the debate.
In all other cases the Chair will have jurisdiction.
By permission of the Chair, any Fellow may propose a suspension of Standing Orders. This motion must be carried by a three quarters majority of those present.
A Special General Meeting may be called
by any Fellow. The business of Special General Meetings will be confined to
reading the notice convening the meeting and the consideration of subjects for
which the meeting was called.
The annual subscription to be paid by Fellows will be determined by the Board of the Faculty and will be payable on the first day of January in each year.
Fellows appointed during the year will pay a pro-rata subscription based on the number of full calendar months remaining in the year from the date of admission.
Reductions and Exemptions:
Conditions under which reduction or exemption of the annual subscription may be granted will be determined by the Board and detailed on the subscription notice.
Notwithstanding 10.3.1 the Board may remit the whole or part of the annual subscription payable by a Fellow.
Any Fellow of the Faculty who has not paid the annual subscription within twelve months of the due date, will be deemed to be in arrears.
Any Fellow of the Faculty who fails to pay the annual subscription within a further twelve months, will cease to be a Fellow following a decision by the Board and will be duly notified by the Faculty Executive Officer. The name of the Fellow will then be removed from the list of Fellows.
The Board may announce to the public generally or to any professional body or organisation, the fact that such person has ceased to be a Fellow of the Faculty.
Should a sufficient explanation for failure to pay the annual subscription be made by the Fellow to the satisfaction of the Board, it may approve readmission as a Fellow of the Faculty.
A Fellow of the Faculty shall cease to be a Fellow of the Faculty if the Fellow resigns his or her Fellowship in writing, thirty days after receipt by the Executive Officer of his or her written resignation as a Fellow of the Faculty.
If the Board recommends that a Fellow be charged with a breach of the Regulations, or other conduct contrary to the ethics, standards and purposes of the Faculty (hereinafter termed "derogatory conduct"), the Faculty Executive Officer shall notify the Fellow concerned in writing of details of the charges and of the date (being not less than fourteen days after the date when such notice is served) of the Meeting of the Board at which the charges will be considered.
A Fellow charged with derogatory conduct is entitled to present verbal or written defense to the Board.
When a Fellow is found guilty of derogatory conduct, the Board may resolve to recommend to the Council of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (“the Council”) that the Fellow may be:
suspended from Fellowship of the Faculty for such a period as it deems fit, or
expelled from the Faculty.
No Fellow will be found guilty or punished under these Regulations, except by the vote of at least three quarters of all the Members of the Board present and voting. The quorum for such meetings will be three quarters of the elected Membership of Board or Council (as the case may be).
In the event of a Fellow found guilty of derogatory conduct and censured, suspended or expelled pursuant to 12.2 above, the Faculty Executive Officer will notify the Fellow of the Board and Council decisions.
Within seven days of being notified of such suspension or expulsion a Fellow will have his/her name removed from the list of Fellows and be requested to return the Diploma of Fellowship.
At its discretion, the Board may communicate the fact of the findings and penalty imposed to all or any of the Fellows and to all or any of the Fellows and Honorary Fellows, any professional body or organisation, or to the public generally.
Appeals against decisions of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be subject to the Appeals Process Rules of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Subject to these Regulations, the Board may make Administrative Orders for the good governance of the Faculty to regulate its affairs, including meetings, elections, administration and Fellowship. An Administrative Order shall not be inconsistent with, and shall be invalid to the extent of any such inconsistency with, any Regulations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists relating to the Faculty.
Save as expressly provided in these Regulations, the Faculty and the Board and their respective meetings, shall be governed by the Constitution of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as if a reference therein to the College were a reference to the Faculty, and a reference therein to the Council were a reference to the Board with such modifications as may be consistent with the intent of these Regulations