Communicating with the Board
Any correspondence directed to the Board about an appeal must be sent to the Board's office and be copied to all other parties to the appeal. This ensures that the appeal process remains open and fair for all participants. Correspondence should be addressed to the Registrar of the Board and not to Board members. Any questions regarding an appeal or practice or procedure of the Board should also be directed to the Registrar.
Members will not contact a party, accept personal telephone calls from a party or attend private meetings with a party while that party is involved in the appeal process, unless that member puts all of the other parties on notice and gives them an opportunity to participate. Nor will a member discuss his or her reasons for a decision. Once a decision is rendered in an appeal, the decision speaks for itself.