Following District Standing Medical Board (DSMB) has been notified vide Government of the Punjab, Health Department, Lahore
♦ Medical Superintendent, DHQ Hospital Chairman
♦ District Officer (Health) Member
♦ Surgeon Member
♦ Criminal Procedure Code
♦ Qisas & Diyat Act
♦ Hadood Ordinance, 1979
♦ Punjab Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Rules, 1979
♦ Criminal Law amendment
♦ Injured Persons (Medical Aid) Act, 2004
Medicolegal Certificate for: Injury/Hurt, Intoxication, Determination of Age, Sexual offences, Postmortem Examination & Exhumation.
Male & Female doctors of Govt. of the Punjab, Health Department working on Regular/Contract basis in the casualty Departments of Rural Health Centers, Tehsil Head Quarters Hospitals, District Head Quarters Hospitals, Teaching Hospitals & Forensic Medicines Departments of all the Medical Colleges under Government of the Punjab, Health Department. They are competent to do the Medicolega/ work of the concerned Police Stations in accordance with the instructions laid down by the Punjab, Health Department at their respective place of posting, Unless prohibited individually to do so by the court or by the controlling authority.
It should be completed in every case in triplicate. 1st copy is kept as record, 2nd copy is handed over the investigating agency/examinee & 3rd copy is sent to the Controlling authority/District Medicolegal Officer.
The medicolegal examiner should carefully read the Court Orders/Police Docket/Police Papers/Case record etc before starting the Medicolegal examination & also see if He/She is authorized to do the Medicolegal examination of the case (Certain cases can be done by Standing Medical Boards only & certain cases may be from outside the geographical boundaries of jurisdiction of Health Facility).
Written consent for medicolegal examination should be taken from the examinee/guardian in every case with Signature/Thumb Impression.
No un-authorized person should be allowed to be present during examination including Police employees. This does not include attendance of Medical Students for academic purposes.
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 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%