Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018

Application for review of medical opinion

13. (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 9 (1) or 11(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 9 certification or section 11 certification, as the case may be,

(in this Part referred to as a “relevant decision”) he or she shall inform the pregnant woman in writing that an application may be made 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.