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The Independent Health Advice Panel (IHAP) is appointed by the Chief Medical Officer/Surgeon General to provide expert independent advice to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as requested in relation to detention health issues, both onshore and offshore and may include advice on systemic issues, individual cases or specific incidents. The IHAP will also provide independent expert advice on non-detention health matters concerning the Department, namely visa and staff health. The IHAP consists a range of health experts to be used by the CMO, if and when required. The CMO can provide advice on the expertise and composition of the panel. The Department will provide secretariat and administrative support to the IHAP.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    15 January 2016

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