Mandatory referrals to the Inspector
The NACC Commissioner is obligated to refer NACC corruption issues to the NACC Inspector. Issues must be referred as soon as reasonably practical.
The threshold of serious or systematic corruption does not apply to the NACC Commissioner’s mandatory referral obligation. This means that if the NACC Commissioner becomes aware of any NACC corruption issue, they must refer it to the NACC Inspector.
Once it has been referred, the NACC Inspector has discretion to decide whether this issue meets the serious or systemic threshold to warrant an investigation.