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Rule 15: Publication of decisions
This rule governs the publication of details of a written rebuke or a direction to pay a penalty.
Subject to rule 15.4, publication in accordance with this rule:
will include a short statement of the disciplinary decision including brief details of its factual basis and the reasons for the decision;
will take reasonable steps to avoid the publication of information relating to other identifiable persons;
will provide the practising details of the person who has been subject to a relevant disciplinary decision at the time of the matters giving rise to the decision and at the time of decision if different;
will be in such form as the SRA may from time to time decide;
may include provision of a copy of the publishable information upon request by any person;
will be made promptly after the decision has been made, provided that the SRA may delay or withhold publication in the public interest.
The SRA may vary or dispense with any of the requirements in rule 15.2 in the public interest.
The SRA may not publish details of a written rebuke or a direction to pay a penalty:
For the avoidance of doubt, the SRA may also publish information about other decisions or investigations.