Independent Review Board

Membership

The American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (“AAIHR”) Independent Review Board (the “IRB”) shall consist of three or more individual representatives nominated by the AAIHR Ethics Committee and approved by the AAIHR Board of Directors (the “Board”). The members of the IRB shall be appointed for two-year terms and shall serve for such term or terms as the Board may determine or until earlier resignation on at least 90 days’ advance written notice or death. The Board may remove any member from the IRB at any time with or without cause.

Purpose

The purpose of the IRB is to investigate complaints and alleged violations of the AAIHR Code of Ethics and
to sanction recommendations to the Ethics Committee for appropriate sanctions regarding any violations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The IRB and its members shall have the following authority and responsibilities:

  • To investigate alleged violations of the AAIHR Code of Ethics in accordance with the AAIHR Grievance Procedures.
  • To make recommendations to the Ethics Committee regarding appropriate sanctions to the extent the IRB determines that a Code of Ethics violation has occurred.
  • To keep confidential all of the information learned as a result of a complaint and any IRB investigation.

Structure and Operations

The Ethics Committee shall designate a member of the IRB as the chairperson. The IRB shall convene as necessary to investigate alleged violations of the Code of Ethics at such times and places as it deems necessary to fulfill its responsibilities. The IRB shall report regularly to the Ethics Committee regarding its actions and make recommendations to the Ethics Committee as appropriate. Members of the IRB shall be entitled to compensation per grievance review, with an initial retainer for their commitment to cover the initial 5 investigations. IRB members will not be entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses, unless expressly authorized in advance by the Board.