DOPS shall consist of a chairman (ICE Hockey League Director of Hockey Operations), the ICE Hockey League Commissioner and Player Safety Committee which consists of up to five members. The sport board should be highly experienced, competent and well versed with ice hockey, its rules and procedures. The board is independent, not bound by instruction and is not accountable to anyone for its decisions.

It shall be the duty of the sport board to act as the sole decider of the matters brought before it as if the members presiding over a case were judges in a civil proceeding.

The sport board’s decisions will generally be adopted by video conference, email, phone, or skype but can be adopted in a formal hearing. The chairman shall decide on the modality to be used for the decision process.

The sport board shall make its decision by simple majority of the votes. No member may abstain from voting.