Current through August 30, 2021

01. Corrective Actions. The Board will take appropriate action to protect the public interest if the Board determines, through the peer review process or otherwise, that a firm's performance or reporting practices, or both, are not, or may not be, in accordance with applicable professional standards, or that the firm does not comply with peer review program requirements or with all or some of the reporting, remedial action, or fee penalty requirements of this section. The Board's actions may include, but are not limited to: (7-1-21)T
a. The annual license of the principal(s) of a non-compliant firm will not be issued until the firm complies with all requirements of these rules, provided the licensee has met all licensing requirements; (7-1-21)T
b. Requiring the firm to develop quality control procedures to provide a reasonable assurance that similar occurrences will not occur in the future; (7-1-21)T
c. Requiring any individual licensee who had responsibility for, or who substantially participated in, the engagement(s) to successfully complete specific courses or types of continuing education as specified by the Board; (7-1-21)T
d. Requiring the reviewed firm to engage a Board-approved licensee to conduct a Board-prescribed on-site field review of the firm's work product and practices or perform other investigative procedures to assess the degree or pervasiveness of nonconforming work product. The Board-approved licensee engaged by the firm will submit a report of the findings to the Board within thirty (30) days of the completion of the services. The cost of the Board-prescribed on-site review or other Board-prescribed procedures will be at the firm's expense; (7-1-21)T
e. Requiring the reviewed firm responsible for engagement(s) to submit all or specified categories of its compilation or attest working papers and reports to a preissuance evaluation performed by a Board-approved licensee in a manner and for a duration prescribed by the Board. Prior to the firm issuing the reports on the engagements reviewed, the Board-approved licensee submits to a designee of the Board for the purpose of recommending that the Board accept a report of the findings, including the nature and frequency of recommended actions for the firm. The cost of the Board-approved preissuance evaluation will be at the firm's expense; (7-1-21)T
f. Initiating an investigation to determine if additional discipline pursuant to Section 54-219, Idaho Code, is warranted. Notwithstanding the foregoing, absent an investigation the specific rating of a single peer review report is not a sufficient basis to warrant disciplinary action. (7-1-21)T
02. Solicitation and Review of Other Sources. The Board may solicit, and review licensee reports and other information covered by the reports from clients, public agencies, banks, and other users of such information. (7-1-21)T


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