The Discipline Committee evaluates the merit of the investigated complaints that are presented to them by the Complaints and Investigations Department. A Discipline Panel is comprised of four Brokers and a Public Member and conducts hearings very similar to that of a court of law. Evidence is introduced during the hearing and testimony is given under oath in the presence of a court reporter. The Committee determines the facts and makes findings of innocence or guilt based on the evidence presented. In the event a broker is found guilty of misconduct, this Committee has the authority to reprimand, impose additional educational or financial reporting requirements, restrict, suspend, fine or revoke a registration. All Discipline Committee decisions are published in the RIBO Bulletin unless the Committee orders otherwise.