22.1 Appeals Panel
The Appeals Panel shall be convened following a request being made in writing to the Honorary General Secretary of the Association within twenty eight (28) days after the formal notification of the outcome of:
22.1.1 A Disciplinary Panel hearing at the request of either party.
22.1.2 A Rejection of Membership.
22.2 Appointment and Composition
The membership of the Appeals Panel shall be:
1. The President of the Association.
2. The President Elect of the Association.
3. One other member of the Executive Committee nominated by the President.
No person shall be permitted to serve on the Appeals Panel if they were directly involved in the original disciplinary hearing or membership rejection.
The function of the panel shall be to hear and decide appeals following disciplinary hearings.
The procedure shall be as that detailed under section 21.7.
22.5 Final Decision
The decision of the Appeals Panel shall be final and binding on all parties. The Hon. Gen. Secretary of the Association shall notify all members of the Executive Committee of the outcome of the hearing within seven (7) days of notifying the parties involved in the hearings.