The Northern Ireland Policing Board and the Department of Justice provides ‘Guidance to Medical Practitioners on Injury on Duty Awards’ to Selected Medical Practitioners and Independent Medical Referees on their roles and responsibilities as per Regulations 29 and 30 of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006.
The Department of Justice believes by placing the application of Guidance on a statutory footing it will enforce a consistent / standardised approach to all Injury on Duty Awards applications.
The Department of Justice is undertaking a targeted consultation on the attached draft amendment which consists of a single question.
Should application of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and Department of Justice ‘Guidance to Medical Practitioners on Injury on Duty Awards’ be placed in statute to ensure a consistent / standardised application of said guidance across all IOD Award applications?
Responding to the consultation
The Department of Justice welcomes input from policing stakeholders and interested parties on the suggested draft amendment.
Your responses (including nil returns) to the above question should be sent via Email no later than 11.00pm (23.00hrs) on 17 December 2023.
Please submit any enquiries relating to this consultation to:Police Powers and Human Resources Policy Branch
Department of Justice
Belfast, BT4 3SG