Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal
|Contact Information||Tel: 01 235 5279|
|How to find us||Outpatients Unit 6, rear of Cedars Building|
Description of Service
The Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal (DDMBA) is a statutory independent body set up by the Department of Finance in 1990 to review individuals whose application for the Primary Medical Certificate is unsuccessful at local HSE level.
The DDMBA operates independently of the assessment process carried out by local HSE Community Medical Officers. The legal basis for its operation is the Disabled Drivers and Passengers’ (Tax Concession) Regulations 1994, most recently amended in 2004, and a succession of Finance Bills. Board members are appointed by the Minister of Finance from a body of interested registered medical practitioners, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health.
Service Configuration and Staffing
The Medical Board of Appeal is chaired by Dr Cara McDonagh, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine (a joint appointment with the Acquired Brain Injury Service at the NRH).
DDMBA Board members are all experienced medical practitioners drawn from a variety of clinical backgrounds. The adjudicating panel at all clinics held at the NRH consists of the Chair (or her deputy), and 2 ordinary board members.
The DDMBA is a ‘reviewable body’ in accordance with the provisions of the Ombudsman (amendment) Act 2012.