A Disciplinary Committee is in place to exercise disciplinary authority over registered speech-language pathologists and consists of (a) two members of the Law Office of the Republic, as appointed by the Attorney General of the Republic and (b) three registered speech-language pathologists, as appointed by the Council.
The Chair of the Disciplinary Committee is the member of the Law Office appointed for this purpose by the Attorney General of the Republic and in the event of his/her absence or temporary impediment, the other member of the Law Office acts as Chair.
The term of office of the members of the Disciplinary Committee is of three years and the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee or the member acting as Chair and two other members thereof constitute a quorum. Decisions of the Disciplinary Committee are taken by majority vote and, in the event of a tie, the Chair has the casting vote.
Disciplinary action is taken against a registered speech-language pathologist if:
(a) he/she is convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of an offence involving dishonesty or moral turpitude;
(b) in the opinion of the Disciplinary Committee, he/she has, in the course of his/her practice as a speech-language pathologist, displayed conduct unbecoming or incompatible with the profession; and
(c) he/she breaches any of his or her obligations imposed under the relevant Law or the Regulations made under it.