Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

Chapter 2


Application for review of medical opinion

10. (1) Where a medical practitioner, who has been requested to give an opinion in respect of a pregnant woman in the circumstances referred to in section 7 (1) or 9 (1)

(a) does not give an opinion, or

(b) gives an opinion but not such as would be required for the purposes of a section 7 certification or section 9 certification, as the case may be,

(in this Act referred to as a “relevant decision”) he or she shall inform the woman in writing that she may make an application in accordance with subsection (2) to review the relevant decision.

(2) A pregnant woman, or a person acting on her behalf, may make an application in the prescribed form and manner to the Executive for a review of a relevant decision.