IPC’s disciplinary procedures focus on the
course of action taken due to complaints of ‘Competency Doctrine’
Participating in IPCertification or certification renewal constitutes acceptance
of IPC’s judgment, in these procedures and an agreement not to challenge
the results of any action taken by IPC as a result of these procedures in
any court of law.
concerned parties shall communicate directly with IPC and NOT through attorneys.
IPCertification requires that all certified Pilates instructors are held to
is the sole self-governing authority to resolve ‘Competency Doctrine’
doctrine of ‘Constitutional Due Process’ or the laws of the State
of California do not apply to these Procedures.
a Complaint alleges facts that may be subject to civil or criminal law, IPC
shall direct the complaint to governing authorities and will not rule on the
Failure to disclose or any misleading disclosure by the ‘Complainant’
or ‘Respondent’ will result in immediate adjudication by The ‘Disciplinary
Board’ or The Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ against that person.
The Complainant must comply within a reasonable time period to avoid dismissal
of the complaint upon grounds of Time Restrictions.
The Respondent must comply within a reasonable time period to avoid disciplinary
action or dismissal from IPCertification.
The ‘Disciplinary Board’ and The ‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’
will make adjudication within ninety (90) days from the date of hearing the
complaint unless the Board or Committee accepts a request for postponement
NO participant of this Disciplinary Procedure may disclose private Information
of the involved parties to any non-participant prior to a ruling of the complaint
by the Disciplinary Board’ or the ‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’.
parties understand that that disclosure of Confidential Information to third
parties may cause financial loss and/or other cost to any or all the participating
may apply for and file an injunction against the infringement or threatened
infraction of this Confidentiality and the violator agrees to accept all cost
incurred by IPC, including but not limited to legal fees accumulated.
A ‘Complaint’ is defined as a charge of violation of the ‘Competency
Doctrine’ against an IPC certified Pilates instructor.
The ‘Complainant’ is defined as a person or organization that
initiate the Complaint.
The ‘Respondent’ is defined as the IPC certified Pilates instructor
whom the Complaint was filed against.
The ‘Appeal’ is a request to reverse the judgment.
‘Disciplinary Board’ is defined as an IPC Executive Director and
three (3) IPCertified Pilates instructors that are not familiar with the Complainant
The ‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ is a commission of an
IPC Executive Director and three
(3) IPC certified Pilates instructors that did not participate in or with
the ‘Disciplinary Board’ concerning this appeal.
A ‘Complainant’ must submit to IPC 1) their name, 2) their address
3) all their available contact information 4) the name of the ‘Respondent’
5) the Respondent’s address 6) all the Respondent’s available
contact information 7) complete details of each ‘Complaint’ 8)
verifiable information to document support of the ‘Complaint’
a ‘Complaint’ is received by IPC, the ‘Disciplinary Board’
will review the submission.
the ‘Disciplinary Board’ determines that the ‘Complaint’
is adequate to justify evaluation, the ‘Disciplinary Board’ will
notify both ‘Complainant’ and ‘Respondent’ that the
review is in progress.
Within a reasonable time period the ‘Respondent’ may submit a
written retort to allegations of the ‘Complaint’ with any documents
corroborating his/her position of the allegation(s).
‘Disciplinary Board’ will forward a copy of the Respondent’s
initial retort to the ‘Complainant’.
The ‘Complainant’ may submit a rebuttal that only addresses issues
of the Respondent’s initial retort to the ‘Disciplinary Board’.
‘Disciplinary Board’ will forward a copy of that rebuttal to the
The ‘Respondent’ may submit a final reply that only pertains to
matters of the Complainant’s rebuttal to the ‘Disciplinary Board’.
During the review, the ‘Disciplinary Board’ will decide whether
a ‘Complaint’ is accepted or rejected based on substantiated proof
concerning the allegations submitted by the ‘Complainant’.
‘Disciplinary Board’ will inform both the ‘Complainant’
and the ‘Respondent’ with
a summary of the charges
2) their Preliminary decision
3) the basis of that decision
4) a notice that ‘Respondent’ may request an appeal, if found
in violation of IPC’s ‘Competency Doctrine’ to the ‘Disciplinary
‘Respondent’ must submit a request for appeal with
1) his/her name, date of the Disciplinary Board’s conclusion
2) a reason for appeal
3) copies of all documents which the appellant believes supports the appeal
Appeals Committee’ Final Decision
‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ shall determine whether or not
an appeal will be accepted.
Final Decision of the ‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ cannot
Final Decision will include a review, which supports the Decision under appeal.
‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ Recommendations
‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ recommendation cannot be appealed.
The ‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ may recommend confirmation,
reversal amendment or modification of the ‘Disciplinary Board’s
The ‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ may recommend temporary suspension
of the Respondent’s IPCertification status.
Temporary suspension requires the Respondent to stop representing him/herself
as certified by IPCertification during the time of suspension.
‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ may recommend that certification
renewal be denied.
‘Disciplinary Appeals Committee’ may deny the ‘Complainant’
requests for copies of the final Decision
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