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2022 Annual Report of the CAS Discipline Committee

The CAS Rules of Procedure for Disciplinary Actions (as amended May 3, 2009, by the CAS Board of Directors) requires an annual report by the Discipline Committee to the CAS Board of Directors and to the membership. This report shall include a description of its activities, including commentary on the types of cases pending, resolved and dismissed. The annual report is subject to the confidentiality requirements.  

2022 Activity

On January 4, 2022, the Discipline Committee received a report of an Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline proceeding with respect to Mr. Ryan Patterson, ACAS. In accordance with the CAS Rules of Procedure for Disciplinary Actions, a hearing was held on March 25, 2022, and continued on April 20, 2022. The Discipline Committee panel voted unanimously to expel Mr. Ryan Patterson for materially violating Precept 1 of the Code of Professional Conduct, effective June 30, 2022.  

In response to recommendations made by the CAS Discipline Committee in its March 2021 report of the inquiry involving unauthorized access of the CAS website, the CAS Board of Directors approved changes to the CAS Policy on Examination Discipline in February 2022.  

In March 2022, the Discipline Committee chair worked with the CAS Chief Executive Officer and counsel to respond to a request by the Institute of Actuaries of India with respect to a disciplinary matter involving one of their members, also a member of the CAS. Consideration was given to the CAS Discipline Committee confidentiality requirements as well as the terms of the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Institute of Actuaries of India in the CAS response.  

In May 2022, the Discipline Committee was asked for guidance by the CAS Admissions Department with respect to a potential violation of Precept 1 by a member. Several members of the Discipline Committee discussed the requirements of the CAS Code of Professional Conduct with representatives from the CAS Admissions Department with respect to this matter.  

There were no cases pending before the committee as of November 30, 2022.  

—Pat Teufel, Chairperson of the 2022 Discipline Committee
December 13, 2022