Right to Appeal
A candidate who fails any examination may appeal by submitting the following materials to the Board:
- A written request for appeal.
- The applicable appeal fee.
- Additional written information in support of the appeal.
Appeal materials must be sent within 30 days of the date indicated on the letter of failure notification. The candidate’s appeal will be considered at the next scheduled Board meeting and a determination will be made. The candidate will be informed in writing of the result by certified mail within 30 days following the meeting.
If the candidate is not satisfied with the results of an appeal before this board, he or she has the right to further appeal to the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS). Where necessary, candidates may appeal the decision of the BOS to the AOA Board of Trustees.
Compliance With Federal Regulations
The Board supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for candidates who meet ADA eligibility. The Board will make a reasonable effort to provide qualified board candidates who have documented disabilities the necessary auxiliary aids and services that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the board assessment process is intended to test or result in an undue burden.
The Board supports the intent of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for all patients or patient records that may be used as part of any part of the AOBNP board certification process.