Formation and Operation of a Regulator/Administrator
Purpose of an independent Regulator/administrator Panel
International Association of Medical Colleges (IAOMC) is dedicated to enhance
medical education/practice using international standards of accreditation. It
is committed to a democratic, non-political, not for profit, ethical, open and
transparent process. An independent Regulator/administrator observer panel
will accompany the site visitors to provide governments, and its citizen’s
assurance the accreditation process has been properly done. Panel members will
be expressing their individual opinion and not acting on behalf of their
government - unless authorized to do so. Panel member’s qualifications and
experience will be published for public assurance.
The Regulator/administrator panel will be independent; its members bi-annually
elect the panel’s Chair, Secretary and treasurer from among its members. The
current Panel Chair will have a non-voting, permanent seat on the Board of
Trustees. The Panel will have its own by laws.
Any person, anywhere in the world may qualify as a panel member if they
are a member or administrator of a government body that oversees medical
education/practice and licensure. Further they must agree; to the validity of
the global standards; to maintain IAOMC’s ethical institutional standards; to
impartially examine the schools documents; to personally observe the
accreditation process and site visit. An honorably retired
regulator/administrator is eligible to become a panel member if the panel
Chair determines the applicant is current in medical
An applicant for the regulator/administrator panel position must state their
experience as a member of a government body regulating medical education,
practice or licensure and forward a photograph. Applications will be emailed to
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basic panel is formed the website will be updated with member details. After
that time, an election will be held for permanent Chair, Secretary and
treasurer. Thereafter, all new applications will be forwarded to the elected
Panel member approval.
The application will be reviewed for compliance with the stated requirements. A
regulator is one who is or has been assigned by a government to oversee medical
education/practice or licensure. An administrator is one who is or has been a member of
a government staff implementing laws, rules, and policies, regarding medical
education/practice and/or licensure. If compliant, the Chair will then send an email
indicating acceptance to applicant and all Panel members.
member disapproval - Right to Appeal
If the Chair finds applicant is not in compliance the applicant will be
advised of the reason for such a finding and directly appeal to the panel
members in writing indicating the reasons why they believe the Chairs decision
was in error. A majority of panel members may override the Chair’s negative
After acceptance a panel member may not be removed by the Chair except for good
cause. If the Chair believes such cause exist he/she must detail such reason
and obtain the concurrence by two thirds of the panel members.
the site visit.
After IAOMC’s accreditation evaluator finds apparent compliance he/she will
notify the school; the Site Visitor Panel Chair and the Regulator/administrator
Panel Chair. The Chairs will notify all of their respective members of the
upcoming site visit and determine which members wish to visit the school on the
selected dates. Each interested panelist needs to determine if there may be a
conflict of interest. There is no obligation for any site visitor or
regulator/administrator to visit any school or to explain why they choose not to
visit that school. Selection of the two Regulator/administrator participants to
serve on any school site visit will be done by the Panel’s elected Chair in an
open and transparent process. An individual’s experience and expertise will be
used as the Chair’s primary basis of selection. An attempt will be made to
insure that all panel members serve an equal number of times since their
appointment. Preference will be given to those with longer experience and/or
greater responsibility for the first assignments. When the Chair has chosen the
two participants the applicant school is advised. When the participant observers
are finally selected the evaluator will forward site visitor’s proposed
instructions to the applicant for review and comment. A complete copy will be
provided to the two observers. The time for the school applicant to provide any
comment or objection to the proposed instructions is one week after receipt of
the site visitor instructions.
Nation Absolute Right
The government of the nation wherein the school is chartered has the
absolute option to appoint the third member of the regulator/administrator panel
that will accompany site visitors. In the event the chartering government does
not nominate its observer the Chair may appoint the third member from the
government observer panel.
Should any panel member believe the site visitors are failing in their
responsibilities to apply the global standards and/or process they will be duty
bound to advise the Chair of the site visitor’s team at the time of their
observation. If uncorrected the panel will issue its final report detailing the
failure. If there is disagreement among the panel members each member will
issue will issue their own report.
E- mail voting
Only the Regulator/administrative Chair or majority of panel members may
submit an e-mail proposal to all other members of Government observer panel.
In the event any agency has more than one individual on the panel only one
may vote on a proposal.
Each panel member will automatically be required to vote within seventy two
hours of the time sent. The seventy two hour period excludes weekends and
holidays. Failure to timely respond results in a forfeiture of the right to vote
on the immediate proposal
Any email voting proposal shall have the following preset voter options that
follow the proposal; A. Approve B. Disapprove C. Approve with policy
modification, D. This issue requires a telephone conference. E. Abstain. A voter
may add such comment as they may choose. The majority of voters shall rule.
It will be presumed a proposal simultaneously sent to all members will have
been received by each of them if it has not been returned to sender.
It is the responsibility of each voting member to maintain and monitor a
current operating e-mail address that has been provided to all those entitled to
Any and all email voting reply shall be done by replying to all panel
All voting irregularities shall be finally resolved by the Panel Chair..
Any section of the these by-laws may be amended by two thirds of the entire
voting regulator/administrator panel members.