OPSDT Rule Changes Effective December 1, 2021
December 7, 2021
Amendments to the OPSDT’s Rules of Procedure came into effect on December 1, 2021.
The amendments affect Rules 12.01 (vulnerable witnesses), 15 (motion to vary), 16 (motion to remove register information) and 17 (application for reinstatement).
Accommodations for Witnesses
Amended Rule 12.01 now permits accommodation of any witness where a panel is of the opinion it “would facilitate” the giving of a full and candid account by the witness and where doing so would be in the interest of justice.
Applications to the Tribunal
Amended Rule 15 brings the three separate proceedings together in a single rule with a common, simplified process.