The Board decided to request:
(a) The Chair of the Board to write to the Head of the Secretariat to request her to use her best efforts to ensure that contracts of the present expert members of the Accreditation Panel would be renewed for an additional two years and to ensure that there would be no gaps in the expert membership of the Panel;
(b) The secretariat to:
(i) Provide further information to the Board on the renewal of the contracts of the expert members of the Panel;
(ii) Institute a process to recruit an additional expert member for the Panel if that proves necessary; and
(iii) Facilitate the transfer of knowledge of the accreditation process, acquired by the expert members of the Panel to any new expert members that are recruited.