In addition to the chair and deputy chair, the Board of Appeal shall have a sufficient number of external members with the qualifications required to ensure that the tasks of the Board can be performed in a satisfactory manner. The external members are appointed for terms of three years. If the case load makes it necessary, new external members can be appointed at any time.
When a decision by the Board of Appeal is to be made by several members jointly, and they are in disagreement, the decision shall be made by ordinary majority vote. It shall be stated in the decision whether it is unanimous or whether the members have been in disagreement. If the members have been in disagreement, the views of both the majority and the minority shall be set out.
The chair of the Board of Appeal shall issue more detailed regulations concerning the Board's work methods and organisation.
The Board of Appeal shall have a secretariat that shall facilitate the work of the Board, including preparing cases for consideration by the Board.