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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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98.—(1) Any question concerning the rights or liabilities under these regulations of any person other than a Scheme employer shall be decided in the first instance by the relevant body.

(2) Where the body by which any such question falls to be decided is ascertainable by reference to this regulation or regulation 99, for the purposes of this Chapter that body shall be the relevant body.

(3) Where the Committee is considering whether a person who has ceased to hold a local government employment is entitled to a benefit under regulation 29 or 33(6), it shall refer for decision to an independent registered medical practitioner appointed by the Committee who is qualified in occupational health medicine, the following questions –

(a)whether at the time that employment ceased, in the case of entitlement under regulation 29 or 33, or at the date in question, in the case of regulation 33, the person was, on the balance of probabilities, permanently incapable of discharging efficiently the duties of the local government employment he had ceased to hold and, if so,

(b)whether the permanent incapacity was by reason of ill-health or infirmity of mind or body.

(4) The decision of the independent registered medical practitioner on the questions referred to him under paragraph (3) shall be expressed in the form of a certificate.

(5) The independent registered medical practitioner must be in a position to certify, and must include in his certification a statement that –

(a)he has not previously advised, or given an opinion on, or otherwise been involved in the particular case for which the certificate has been requested; and

(b)he is not acting, and has not at any time acted, as the representative of the member, the Scheme employer or any other party in relation to the same case.

(6) In paragraph (3) –

(a)“permanently incapable” means incapable until, at the earliest, the member’s 65th birthday, and

(b)“qualified in occupational health medicine” means holding a diploma in occupational medicine (D Occ Med) or an equivalent qualification issued by a competent authority in an EEA State (which has the meaning given by the European Specialist Medical Qualifications Order 1995(1) or being an Associate, a Member or a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine or an equivalent institution of an EEA State.

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