Panel Physicians perform Immigration Medical Exams, but do not make decisions on admissibility

Panel Physician

Registered panel physicians are an important part of the immigration process, and help ensure the health and safety of Canadians.

What is the role of the Panel Physician?

If you have an upcoming Immigration Medical Exam, your appointment will be with a panel physician. Therefore, a panel physician is a medical doctor that is specially authorized to perform Immigration Medical Exams. As well, they complete forms and referrals, and use eMedical. Importantly, only panel physicians approved by IRCC can perform an Immigration Medical Exam.

What does the Panel Physician do during the exam?

First, the doctor will ask questions about your medical history. Then, they will perform a physical examination. Specifically, the doctor will check your general health by looking at your weight, skin, blood pressure, etc. Additionally, you can find more information on the physical exam here.

Next, the panel physician will refer you for special tests, that includes chest x-rays and bloodwork.

What rules must Panel Physicians follow?

Firstly, Panel Physicians are required to keep up-to-date with all the latest information about immigration and IMEs.

As well, the doctor is responsible for submitting all records for your application to eMedical.

Finally, the panel physician has a duty of reporting any abnormal findings to the patient. If necessary, they will refer them to a specialist.

Does the panel physician determine whether you are medically admissible to come to Canada?

Remember, the panel physician is not allowed to make decisions on medical inadmissibility. Thus, the IRCC makes these decisions. Learn more here.

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