The Doping Panel shall consist of six (6) persons. No two members of the Doping Panel shall be from the same country or Sport Country. Members of the Doping Panel shall serve for a period of four (4) years, or until their successors are appointed.

Members shall nominate persons for consideration for appointment to the Doping Panel who are known for their ability, their impartiality and their knowledge about the FINA Rules as well as their experience of sport in general and the Aquatic sports in particular. They shall also have legal training, experience and knowledge of doping matters.

Members of the Doping Panel shall be appointed by the Bureau at its first meeting following its election. The appointment of the members of the Doping Panel shall be made in accordance with applications received from individuals nominated by the Member to which they are affiliated.

Members of the Doping Panel may be appointed for such number of successive terms as considered appropriate by the Bureau.

On the proposal by the President, the Bureau shall appoint one of the members of the Doping Panel to be Chair.

The Doping Panel shall conduct hearings and impose sanctions pursuant to FINA Doping Control Rules

Whenever necessary the Chair of the Doping Panel shall appoint one or three persons from the Doping Panel to adjudicate all matters before it. No member of the Doping Panel shall be appointed to hear a specific case when he or she is a citizen of the country of the individual or organisation suspected of violating FINA Rules; the Chair of the Doping Panel may also determine situations in which a Panel member should not be appointed due to other potential conflicts.