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General Practitioner

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Application for registration
(1)  Every person who wishes to be registered under section 20 shall apply in person to the Registrar in such form as may be prescribed.
(2)  An applicant under subsection
      (1) shall submit with his application—          
      (a)     in the case of a general practitioner, the original or a certified copy of his diploma in medicine;          
      (b)     in the case of a specialist, the original or a certified copy of his specialist qualification;          
      (c)     where the document referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) is written in a language other than English or French, a certified translation in English
               or  French of his diploma in medicine or specialist qualification;          
     (d)     evidence of any pre-registration training, where he has completed a pre-registration training;          
     (e)     his birth certificate or other acceptable evidence of his identity;          
     (f)      such other particulars as the Council may require.
(3)  Where the Registrar is satisfied that an applicant qualifies for registration under this Act, he may cause the name of the applicant to be
       entered in the appropriate  register and inform the Council accordingly.
(4) (a)    Notwithstanding subsection 
     (2) (a) and (b), the Registrar may, subject to such conditions as the Chairperson may determine, register an applicant if the applicant
                produces evidence to the satisfaction of the Chairperson that the applicant has obtained a diploma in medicine or a specialist qualification.
               [Amended 38/11 (cio 2/4/12).]
          (b) Where the name of the applicant has been entered in the register pursuant to subsection (3) or paragraph (a), the Registrar shall, not later
                than 21 days from the date of receipt of the application, notify the applicant in writing of his registration.
                [Inserted 38/11 (cio 2/4/12).]
(5)  Where the Registrar does not register an applicant under subsection (3) or (4), the Registrar shall refer the application to the Council for its
      decision.
(6)  Where the Council refuses an application, the Registrar shall, not later than 60 days from the date of receipt of the application, notify the
      applicant accordingly, stating the reasons for the refusal.

[Amended 38/11 (cio 2/4/12); 27/13 (cio 1/10/13).]
[S. 21 amended by s. 11 of Act 1 of 2002 w.e.f. 29 January 2002; s. 18(a) of Act 38 of 2011 w.e.f. 2 April 2012; s. 28(a) of Act 27 w.e.f. 1 October 2013.]

(1)  A person shall be entitled to be registered as a general practitioner if he—
      (a)   is a citizen of the Republic of Mauritius;
      (aa) produces a certificate, or a certified copy of a certificate, stating that he has passed at one sitting any 3 subjects at Advanced (‘A’) level
             (or its equivalent), with a minimum of 21 points, based on the following scale (or such equivalent scale as may be approved by the
             Council on the recommendation of the Ministry responsible for the subject of education) –
A Level Grade
A Level Points
A+   10
A       9
B       8
C       7
D       6
E       4
[Repealed and replaced 27/12 (cio 1/1/13).]

(b)  holds a diploma in medicine or in the case of a graduate who obtained his diploma after studying in 2 or more medical institutions, where he—
(i)   establishes to the satisfaction of the Council that he has obtained the qualification after following the relevant modules for the course during the time laid down by the awarding institution;
(ii)  produces to the Council an exemption or equivalence certificate from the awarding institution; and
(iii) produces any other information that may be required by the Council;
(c) establishes to the satisfaction of the Council that he has undergone not less than 18 months practical (including clinical) training in medicine;
     [Amended 27/12 (cio 1/1/13).]
   (ca) has successfully undergone such examination as the Council thinks fit for the purpose of determining whether he possesses
          adequate professional medical knowledge;
[Paragraph (ca) shall be inserted 27/12 (cio 1/8/13).]
(d) is of good character and has not been convicted of an offence in any country involving fraud or dishonesty;
(e) has not been disqualified from practice as a general practitioner in any country;
(f) has not in any country been removed from the list of general practitioners on account of professional misconduct or negligence;
(g) does not suffer from any mental or physical incapacity which will hamper the discharge of his duties;
(h) —
  (i) has paid such fee as may be prescribed.
[Amended 27/12 (cio 1/1/13).]
(2) Subsection (1)(aa) shall not apply to a person who has, on the commencement of this section, already enrolled on a course leading to a diploma in medicine.
[Added 27/12 (cio 1/1/13).]
(3) Subsection (1)(ca) shall not apply to a person who satisfies such criteria as may be prescribed under section 42(1)(a).
[Added 27/12 (cio 1/1/13).]
[S. 22 amended by s. 12 of Act 1 of 2002 w.e.f. 29 January 2002; s. 11 of Act 28 of 2007 w.e.f. 27 December 2007; s. 16 of Act 27 of 2012 w.e.f. 1 January 2013, 1August 2013.]

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