OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Exam Policies

Right to Appeal

If a candidate feels that the actions of the AOBPr with regard to any part of the examination constitute unequal application of the regulations and requirements or standards, unwarranted discrimination, prejudice, unfairness or improper conduct of the examination, he or she has the right to appeal to this Board.

Appeal Timeframe: All appeals must be made in writing to the Board and must be received within 30 days of receipt of notification of failure. If these deadlines are not met, no further appeal is permitted.

Appeal Process: An appeal to the Board must be made in writing by the applicant to the Secretary-Treasurer of this Board, stating the reasons for requesting an appeal.

Level of Appeal: 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 and the AOA Board of Trustees.

Limitations: Previous examination terms.

If an appeal is denied by the AOBPr, the candidate retains the right to appeal to the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) and 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 AOBPr board certification process.

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