Dr Marietta Higgs takes up her post at Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals National Health Service Trust on February 10. She will be free to diagnose sexual abuse in children.
Opposition members on the Dumfries and Galloway Council RC said that Dr Higgs should be barred from such work. The authority's ruling Liberal-Democrat-Independent leadership is seeking reassurances at a meeting with the trust.
John Glover, the administrative services manager of the trust, said: 'There are no restrictions placed by the General Medical Council on the work Dr Higgs can undertake. The trust has no further comment to make'.