Independent Health Advice Panel
Immigration and Border Protection
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.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
15 January 2016