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Recognition of doctors to perform medical examination of divers – Asia-Pacific region

Information note IMCA D 20/01, issued in July 2001, 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 from doctors operating outside the UK.

Subsequently, four members in Singapore agreed to jointly recognise a number of doctors to conduct diver medicals to the standard cited in IMCA D 20/01.  This was publicised via information note IMCA D 21/01, updated by D 09/07 which was updated periodically.  Diving contractors in the wider Asia-Pacific region have now agreed an updated 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 (for clarity, no doctor is ‘IMCA approved’), it welcomes this contractor initiative and is pleased to publicise the agreement, a copy of which is attached.

Originally issued with the reference IMCA D 03/20.

IMCA Contact

Bryan McGlinchy
Diving Consultant

Information Note Details

Published date: 6 March 2020
Information note ID: 1476

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