Some of the legal provisions governing regulators can have more than one interpretation or leave some discretion to the regulator. A position statement provides interpretation of how the regulatory body approaches certain circumstances to clarify ambiguities.
The development of such Position Statements is based on research and consultation:
- Obtaining the input of a range of membership, with a mix of relevant expertise;
- Relevant research findings and literature;
- Consideration of the perspective of other regulatory bodies, organizations and groups that may be impacted.