Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

Establishment of review panel, etc.

11. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Executive shall establish and maintain a panel consisting of at least 10 medical practitioners appointed for such term and on such conditions as the Executive determines.

(2) The membership of the review panel shall consist only of medical practitioners and the Executive shall revoke the appointment of a member of the panel who ceases to be a medical practitioner.

(3) The Executive shall, in addition to appointing medical practitioners duly identified by it for appointment to the review panel, request—

(a) the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,

(b) the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland,

(c) the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and

(d) the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,

to nominate medical practitioners for appointment to the panel.

(4) The Executive may, if it considers it appropriate to do so, appoint to the review panel one or more of the medical practitioners nominated under subsection (3).