22-609. Decision and appeal.
A. Time for decision. A final written decision based on a hearing shall be made by a quorum of the board within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the hearing. The board may, for good cause, delay the issuance of a final written decision for a period which is reasonable under the circumstances, which period shall not exceed sixty (60) days. Should a delay of a final written decision be necessary, the board shall forthwith notify the reporter or monitor of the delay, the reason for the delay, and when a decision is expected to be issued.
B. Notice. All decisions of the board imposing discipline, fine, censure, suspension, revocation or denial of certification shall be made in writing, and the reasons for such discipline, fine, censure, suspension, revocation or denial of certification shall be included in the decision. The decision shall be attested by an officer of the board.
C. Mailing of decision. A final written decision shall be served on the certified court reporter or court monitor in the manner provided by Rule 22-612 of these rules within ten (10) days after it is executed by the board.
D. Time for appeal. If the final written decision is for disciplinary action against the certified court reporter or court monitor, the reporter or monitor may, within thirty (30) days after the date of mailing of the decision of the board, file a notice of appeal with the Supreme Court pursuant to Paragraph E of this rule and shall serve a copy of the notice of appeal on the board. If the notice of appeal is not filed within the time prescribed, the decision of the board shall be deemed to be approved by the Supreme Court.
E. Supreme Court review. Upon service of a copy of a notice of appeal on the board, the board shall, within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice of appeal, transmit a copy of the decision to the Supreme Court for its review. The decision of the board shall become effective within sixty (60) days after the filing of the transcript with the Court unless the Supreme Court reverses the board's decision within such period.
F. Judicial personnel rules. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to restrict the Supreme Court from taking any action to enforce any order, rules or regulations approved by the Supreme Court or any regulations of the board. Any violation of an order of the Supreme Court or any rule or regulation approved by the Supreme Court may also be deemed to be cause for appropriate disciplinary proceedings under the judicial personnel rules.
[Adopted, effective January 1, 1983; as amended, effective February 16, 2004.]