Aviation Medical Convenors Appointed
March 28 2002
Aviation pilots now have an avenue to address any concerns about the issuing of medical certificates, following today’s appointment of a Medical Convenor and a Deputy.
Transport Minister Mark Gosche today announced the appointment of Dr Peter Robinson as Medical Convenor and Dr Alexander (Sandy) Dawson as Deputy Medical Convenor.
They will review certain decisions in relation to medical certificates and consider applications for a medical certificate made through a joint referral by the applicant and the Director of Civil Aviation.
Dr Robinson is a medico-legal advisor to the Medical Protection Society and a director of an occupational and environmental medicine consultancy. He is also Chief Medical Adviser to the Maritime Safety Authority. Dr Dawson is currently a Chief Medical Adviser for the Ministry of Health.
Both convenors have been appointed for a period of 18 months, starting next week.