February 2019 – Oklahoma Province OCDS
This statement supersedes all previous policy statements on Council members’ participation in discernments concerning a relative.
Discernments of a Council Member’s Relative Policy
Members of the Council do not take part in discernments pertaining to a relative. They are not to be present for any phase of the discernment process including interviews, discussion, and voting.
This is to avoid the appearance of bias, and to safeguard the harmony of the Council member’s family should the person receive a negative vote.
The online document is the only one to be considered official.