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The New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Appeal against opinion on a medical issue

47.—(1) Where—

(a)an opinion of the kind mentioned in article 46(2) has been obtained; and

(b)within 14 days of his being notified of the Board’s decision on the issue the person concerned applies to it for a copy of the opinion,

the Board shall supply him with a copy, together with a statement informing the person concerned that, if he wishes to appeal against the opinion, he must give the Board written notice of his grounds of appeal, together with his name and address, within 14 days of the date on which he is so supplied.

(2) If the person concerned is dissatisfied with the opinion which has been supplied to him under paragraph (1), he may appeal against it by giving notice to the Board in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 2.

(3) The Board shall be bound by any decision on a medical issue duly given on an appeal under this article. A decision given under this article overrules that of the medical practitioner selected by the Board under article 46.

(4) In this article, “medical issue” means any issue referred to in article 46.

(5) Further provisions as to appeals under this article are contained in Schedule 2.

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