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9211. Authorization of Complaint

This rule is no longer applicable. NASD Rule 9211 has been superseded by FINRA Rule 9211. Please consult the appropriate FINRA Rule.

(a) Complaint

(1) If the Department of Enforcement or the Department of Market Regulation believes that any NASD member or associated person is violating or has violated any rule, regulation, or statutory provision, including the federal securities laws and the regulations thereunder, which the Association has jurisdiction to enforce, the Department of Enforcement or the Department of Market Regulation may request authorization from the Office of Disciplinary Affairs to issue a complaint.
(2) The NASD Regulation Board and the NASD Board each shall have the authority to direct the Office of Disciplinary Affairs to authorize and the Department of Enforcement or the Department of Market Regulation to issue a complaint when, on the basis of information and belief, either of such boards is of the opinion that any NASD member or associated person is violating or has violated any rule, regulation, or statutory provision, including the federal securities laws and the regulations thereunder, which the Association has jurisdiction to enforce.
(b) Commencement of Disciplinary Proceeding
A disciplinary proceeding shall begin when the complaint is served and filed.
Amended by SR-NASD-99-76 eff. Sept. 11, 2000.
Amended by SR-NASD-98-90 eff. Jan. 1, 1999.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-81 eff. Jan. 16, 1998.
Adopted by SR-NASD-97-28 eff. Aug. 7, 1997.

Selected Notices: 99-01; 00-56.