The Medico-legal Committee

The aim of the Committee is to focus on the BOA role in providing medico-legal assistance in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedic practice. Its role is to maintain an oversight of legal matters in relation to the safe practice of orthopaedic and trauma surgery and the preparation of reports for the Courts.

The medico-legal committee also has a responsibility to inform members of the Association of the changes in law relating to the practice of trauma and orthopaedic surgery, report writing and giving evidence.

It co-ordinates the position of the BOA in response to Government and legal profession changes in policy in relation to medico-legal expert and professional witness practice. The Medico-legal Committee also gives advice to external agencies regarding appropriate expertise to deal with medico-legal questions, both nationally and internationally.

For more information about the Medico-legal Committee, please go to the Medico-legal Committee page