International Protection Act 2015

23.

Report in relation to the health of applicant

23.      (1) Where, in the performance by the Minister or an international protection officer of his or her functions under this Act in relation to an applicant, a question arises regarding the physical or psychological health of the applicant, the Minister or international protection officer, as the case may be, may require the applicant to be examined, and a report in relation to the health of the applicant furnished, by a nominated registered medical practitioner chosen by the applicant.

(2) Where, in the performance by the Tribunal of its functions under this Act in relation to an applicant, a question arises regarding the physical or psychological health of the applicant, the Tribunal may require the applicant to be examined, and a report in relation to the health of the applicant furnished, by a nominated registered medical practitioner chosen by the applicant.

(3) The Minister shall establish a panel of registered medical practitioners who, in the opinion of the Minister, possess the qualifications and experience necessary for the performance of the functions of a nominated registered medical practitioner under this section.

(4) In this section, “nominated registered medical practitioner” means a registered medical practitioner who is a member of the panel established under subsection (3).