The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards is requesting a second round of public comments on a revised set of rules that would govern financial planners who are disciplined by the board.

The proposed rules were released previously and some changes already have been made. The new set of comments is due by April 24.

Under the changes incorporated in the proposed rules, people who file complaints against certified financial planners would receive periodic notifications of the status of their complaints. In the event that multiple complaints were filed against a CFP professional, the burden of proof would be on him or her to prove innocence.

Also under the proposals, additional explanations would be provided by the board when posting notices of bankruptcies of CFP mark holders.

The new rules, which are expected to be in place by June 30, were developed to improve the process used in imposing disciplinary procedures against CFP professionals, the board said Tuesday. The comments will be posted on the CFP Board website,

Some changes already have been identified as the board has gone through the two-years-plus process of revising its Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.

Under the already approved proposed changes, discipline against a planner, which is posted on the CFP Board website, will be removed from the website after five to 10 years when the discipline involves a public letter of admonition or suspension of one year or less and the planner has not engaged in other misconduct. The board also has the ability to suspend planners from using the CFP mark for longer periods of time or to permanently bar the planner from using the designation.

The approved rules also clarify the requirements for replying to complaints.

Changes that were made as a result of comments submitted during the first round of comments also include clarifying the role of the CFP Board’s counsel in disciplinary procedures and describing the petition process for removing disciplinary measures from the CFP Board’s website.

The proposed rules unveiled Tuesday can be found here. The method for filing comments can be found here.