Information note IMCA D 20/01, issued in July 2001 (revised January 2020), advised members of the requirements for doctors who undertake annual medical examination of divers, in light of the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) withdrawal of recognition of doctors operating outside the UK.
Subsequently, twelve members in the Middle East & India region agreed jointly to recognise a number of doctors to conduct diver medicals to the standard cited in IMCA D 20/01. The mutually recognised list of doctors was publicised via information note IMCA D 10/02, updated by D 09/03, D 07/06, D 12/06, D 06/09, D 08/10 and D 05/12. Twenty-three diving contractors in that region have now further updated their list of jointly recognised doctors and have asked IMCA to publicise the attached note.
While IMCA is not in a position to approve or recognise doctors, it welcomes this contractor initiative and is pleased to publicise the agreement, a copy of which is attached.
This list supersedes all previously published lists.