Dáil Éireann - Volume 601 - 05 May, 2005
Written Answers. - Garda Training.
Mr. Naughten Mr. Naughten
269. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the procedure for a trainee garda applicant to have a medical refusal reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14683/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I am advised by the Garda authorities that the circumstances of each case wherein the chief medical officer of the Garda Síochána is unable to issue a certificate of fitness differ. However, on receipt of a written application for review accompanied by a report from a treating specialist, the CMO reviews decisions on candidates who have been deemed unfit. Likewise, where an applicant has not yet been treated by a specialist, he may consult an independent specialist and obtain a report for onward transmission to the CMO, who will then review the case.
Dáil Éireann 601 Written Answers. Garda Training.