DHQ HOSPITAL, HAFIZABAD

BRIEF REGARDING MEDICOLEGAL EXAMINATION


MEDICOLEGAL RE-EXAMINATION


1. Standing Medicolegal Boards have been constituted by Government of the Punjab, Health Department in every district for medicolegal/postmortem examination to give 2nd opinion.
2. Re-examinations are carried out on judicial orders from the courts.
3. Initial medicolegal examiner must be called while re-examination of the case.
4. Date, time & place of meeting of the DSMB must be notified by office orders by the Chairman & all concerned including members, victim, acc:used & initial medicolegal examiner must be informed & called.
5. No change in the constituted DSMB (notified by Government) is allowed without prior permission of higher authorities (government). However, any specialist can be included as co-opted member depending upon the nature of the case.
6. Appeal against the decision of the District Standing Medical Boards lies with Provincial Standing Medical Board Punjab, headed by the Surgeon Medicolegal, Punjab. For this purpose, the courts write to Government of the Punjab, Health Department, for directing the Surgeon Medicolegal, Punjab for the needful. In addition, Honourable Lahore High Court, Lahore orders re-examination by the Special/Standing Medical Board, Punjab, Lahore.

FEE FOR ISSUANCE OF MEDICOLEGAL CERTIFICATE


Fee of Rs.200/- and Rs.600/- shall respectively be charged for initial examination and each re-examination and shall be apportioned following, vide Government of the Punjab, Health Department, Lahore Notification No.SO(H&D)5-5/2002
Dated: 21st October, 2004:-
1. Government Share 45%
2. Doctor's Share 35% (In case of re-examination to be equally among the chairman and two notified members of the District/Provincial Standing Medical Board)
3. Auxiliary Staff Share 20%