Medical Council Act


Amendment 2005

To the Government Gazette of Mauritius No. 15 of 19 February 2005

THE MEDICAL COUNCIL ACT

Regulation made by the Medical Council under section 42 of the Medical Council Act

1. These regulations may be cited as the Medical Council (Regulation of Registered Medical Practitioners) (Amendment) Regulations 2005.

2. In these regulations –

“principal regulations” means the Medical Council (Registration of Registered Medical Practitioners) Regulations 2000.

3. Regulations 2 of the principal regulations is amended –

(a) in the definition of Act, by deleting the full stop appearing at the end and replacing it by a semi-colon;

(b) by adding in the appropriate alphabetical order the following new definitions -

“certificate of good standing” means a certificate issued by the Registrar in respect of the good character of a registered medical practitioner;

“identification card” means an identification card issued by the Registrar to a registered medical practitioner.

4. The principal regulations are amended by inserting immediately after regulation 4, the following new regulations –

4A (1) The Registrar may on payment of a fee of 300 rupees issue to a registered medical practitioner an identification card certifying that the holder is a registered medical practitioner.

(2) Every identification card shall include the following particulars -

(i) the name of the registered medical practitioner;

(ii) the date of his registration with the Council;

(iii) the registration number of the medical practitioner;

(iv) the qualifications of the medical practitioner recognised by the Council; and

(v) a passport-size photograph of the registered medical practitioner.

(3) The medical practitioner shall surrender the identification card to the Registrar when he is no longer registered with the Council.

(4) Where an identification card is lost the Registrar may issue a duplicate to the registered medical practitioner -

(a) after the registered medical practitioner has reported its loss; and

(b) on payment of a fee of 300 rupees

4B. The Registrar may, where Council is satisfied of the good character of a registered medical practitioner, issue a certificate of good standing to the registered medical practitioner on payment of a fee of 500 rupees.

5. Regulation 5 of the principal regulations is amended by –

(a) deleting paragraph (1) and replacing it by the following paragraph -

(1) The registration fee payable in respect of the registration of -

(a) a general practitioner under section 22 or 26(1) of the Act shall be 1,500/- rupees;

(b) a specialist under section 23 or 26(2) of the Act shall be 3,000 rupees;

(c) a pre-registration trainee under section 24 of the Act shall be 1,000 rupees.

(b) deleting paragraph (3) and replacing it by the following paragraph -

(3) The annual fee payable to the Council under section 30 of the Act shall be

(a) for a general practitioner, 1,500 rupees;

(b) for a specialist, 3,000 rupees; and

(c) in case of late payment –

(i) for a general practitioner, 2,250 rupees; and

(ii) for a specialist, 4,500 rupees

6. Regulation 6 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting after the word “address”, the words “or telephone number”.

7. These regulations shall come into operation on March 2005.

Made by the Medical Council on December, 2003 and approved by the Minister on 16 February 2005 .