HSE and the work of appointed doctors
An appointed doctor is a registered medical practitioner appointed by HSE to undertake statutory medical surveillance. HSE is responsible for the following regulations where medical surveillance conducted by an appointed doctor may be required:
- Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
- Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
- Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)
- Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996
These responsibilities include:
- reviewing and maintaining the regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance;
- enforcing the regulations;
- responding to requests for information and advice;
- appointing suitably qualified medical practitioners to conduct medical surveillance.
How we work
The appointment of doctors to undertake statutory medical surveillance is administered by HSE's Corporate Medical Unit.