Medical Council Act

Part V

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(section 4)

Rules of Election of members of the Council


1. Calling for nominations and appointment of nomination day

Not less than one month before the expiry of the term of office of the members specified in section 5, the Registrar shall publish in the Gazette and such newspaper as the Council may direct, a notice inviting the submission of nominations and appointing a day on which and the time at which nominations must be submitted.

[Para. 1 replaced by Act 2 of 2000; amended by s. 17 (a) of Act 28 of 2007 w.e.f. 27 December 2007.]


2. Nomination of candidates

No person shall be eligible for election as a member of the Council unless—

(a) on nomination day, he is a fully registered medical practitioner and is not otherwise suspended and reckons at least 10 years' experience as a medical practitioner in Mauritius;

(b) he is a citizen of Mauritius; and

(c) his nomination is supported by 5 fully registered medical practitioners


2A.   Person not qualified

No person shall be qualified to be nominated as a candidate where he is under investigation for misconduct by the Council, or has been subject to disciplinary sanction by the Council during the 5 years preceding the nomination.

[Para. 2A inserted by s. 17 (b) of Act 28 of 2007 w.e.f. 27 December 2007.]


3. Procedure after nomination

(1)  If the number of persons duly nominated exceeds the number of persons to be elected, the Registrar shall publish in the Gazette and such newspaper as the Council may direct a notice—

(a) specifying the names of the persons duly nominated;

(b) appointing a day, time and place, being not less than 15 days after the publication of the notice, for the holding of an election.

(2)  A person who has been duly nominated shall not publish or distribute any manifesto which is calculated or likely to induce persons to vote for him to be a member of the Council.


4. Persons entitled to vote

(1)  Every person who, on nomination day, is fully registered as a general practitioner or specialist under this Act shall be entitled to vote at an election of the members of the Council.

(2)  Every general practitioner or specialist voting pursuant to subparagraph (1) shall vote for such number of candidates as there are vacancies available in the membership of the Council representing the public or private sector or general practitioners or specialists, as the case may be.

(3)  Any vote which is cast contrary to subparagraph (2) shall be null and void.

[Para. 4 amended by s. 17 (c) of Act 28 of 2007 w.e.f. 27 December 2007.]


5. Election

(1)  The election of members of the Council shall be conducted by the Office of the Electoral Commissioner who shall communicate the results to the Registrar.

(2)  The Registrar shall submit to the Minister the results of the election forthwith.

(3)  The Minister shall, within 21 days of the receipt of the results of the election, publish in the Gazette the composition of the Council.

[First Sch. amended by s.18 of Act 1 of 2002 w.e.f. 29 January 2002.]

Second Schedule

[Section 23]



Master in Psychological Medicine ... Psychiatry


D. Phys. Med. ... Physical Medicine

3.   EGYPT

Master's Degree ... Anaesthesiology

Master's Degree ... Dermatology

Master's Degree ... General Surgery

Master's Degree ... Gynaecology

Master's Degree ... Internal Medicine

Master's Degree ... Ophthalmology

Master's Degree ... Paediatrics

Master's Degree ... Pathology

Master's Degree ... Orthopaedic Surgery

4.   INDIA

D.M .R.D. ... Radio-diagnosis

D.M.R.E. ... Radio-diagnosis

D.T.C.D. ... Chest Diseases

D.A. ... Anaesthesia

D.O. M.S. ... Ophthalmology


M.R.C. P.I. ... Internal Medicine

M.R.C.P.I. ... Paediatrics

D.M.R.D. ... Radio-diagnosis

D.C.H. ... Paediatrics

D.A. ... Anaesthesiology

6.   KENYA

M . Med. ... Internal Medicine

M. Med. ... Paediatrics


D.A. ... Anaesthesia


D.P.M. ... Psychiatry

D.C.H. ... Paediatrics

D.C.P. ... Pathology

D. Reh. Med. ... Rehabilitation Medicine

D.M.J. ... Forensic Medicine

D. Phys. Med. ... Physical Medicine

D.O. ... Ophthalmology

D.M.R.D. ... Radio-diagnosis

D.M.R.T. ... Radio-therapy

M.R.C.P. ... Internal Medicine

M.R.C.P. ... Paediatrics

M.R.C.O.G. ... Obstetrics and Gynaecology

M.R.C. (Path) ... Pathology

M.R.C. (Psych) ... Psychiatry

[Second Sch. added by s. 19 of Act 1 of 2002 w.e.f. 29 January 2002; amended by GN 209 of 2006 w.ef. 28 October 2006.]