Medical Act


Published: 1976-11-01

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MEDICAL

THE MEDICAL ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Establishment of the Council.

4. Functions of the Council.

5. Appointment of Registrar and other officers and servants.

6. The register.

7. Registration.

7A. Practising certificate.

8. Special registration.

' 9. Provisional registration.

10. corrections of register.

I 1. Censure, suspension and striking off.

12. The Tribunal.

13. Appeals to Tribunal.

14. Offences.

I 5. Regulations.

16. Minister may amend monetary penalties.

SCHEDULES

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THE MEDICAL ACT

[lst November, .1976.]

a 1. his Act may be cited as the Medical Act. 2 4 1 ) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"the Council" means the Medical Council established under

section 3;
"functions" includes duties and powers;
"practising certificate" means a certificate issued pursuant to

section 7A (I);
"the register" means the Register of Medicil Practitioners

specified under section 6;
a''registered medical practitioner" means a medical practi-

tioner registered under this Act;
"the Registrar" means the Registrar appointed under section

5 ;
' "the Tribunal" means the Tribunal established under section

11.
(2) Where in any enactment the expression "legally quali-

fied medical practitioner" or "duly qualified medical practi-
tioner" or any word importing a person recognized at law as a
practitioner in medicine or surgery or as a member of the
medical profession is used, such expression shall be construed
to mean a medical practitioner registered under this Act.

3.-(1) There shall be established for the purposes of this a Act a body to be called the Medical Council, which shall be a
body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the
Interpretation Act shall apply.

(2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect
with respect to the constitution and procedure of the Council and
otherwise in relation thereto.

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Acts
22 of 1972.
28 of 1975,
1 of 1996,

26 of 2004,
7of2011

Sch.
Short title.

Interpreta-
tion. . .

Establish-'
ment of the
Council.

First
Schedule.

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Functions of
the Council.

Appointment
of Registrar
and other
officers and
servants.

The register.

Cap. 241.
(1953) Edtn.

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4. The functions of the Council shall be-

(a) to register medical practitioners;

(b) I to appoint examiners to conduct examinations in respect
of persons applying for registration as medical practi-
tioners as may from time to time be necessary under the

, provisions of this Act; and

(c) to ensure the maintenance of proper standards df profes-
sional conduct by registered medical practitioners.

5. The Council shall appoint and employ at such remunera-
tion and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit, a ,Registrar
and such other officers and servants as it thinks necessary for
the proper carrying out of the provisions of this Act:

Provided that the approval of the Minister 'shall be obtained
for the assignment to any post of a salary in excess of a rate of
one hundred thousand dollars per m u m or such higher rate as
the Minister may, by order, prescribe.

6 . 4 1 ) The Council shall cause the Registrar to keep a regis-
ter (to be known as the Register of Medical Practitioners) of the
names, addresses and qualifications, and such other particulars
as may be prescribed, of all persons who are registered under
subsection (3) or who apply in the prescribed manner to be
registered as medical practitioners and are so registered pursuant
to section 7 or 8.

(2) The register shall be open to inspection by any mem-
ber of the public at all reasonable times, and a copy of the regis-
ter shall be published in the Gazette by the Registrar at such
times and in such manner as may be prescribed.

(3) Every person who immediately before the 1st day of
November, 1976, was registered under* the Medical Law
(repealed) shall be deemed as from that date, to be registered as

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a medical practitioner under this Act, and the Registrar shall as
soon as practicable after the 1st day of November, 1976, enter
the name, address, qualification and other prescribed particulars
of such person in the register.

(4) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3), for
the purposes of this Act a person is registered as a medical
practitioner if his name appears in the register.

7.-(1) Any person who-

(a) applies to the Council in the prescribed form for
registration as a medical practitioner; and

(b) satisfies the Council that he-

(i) possesses the prescribed qualifications;

(ii) is of good character; and
(iii) is a fit and proper person to practise

medicine; and

(c) pays such registration fee as may be prescribed,

shall subject to subsection (2) and regulations made under
section 14, be registered as a medical practitioner.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (I), the Council may
require any person who applies for registration as a medical
practitioner under this Act, to submit to such examination
as the Council thinks necessary with respect to the qualifica-
tions of that person.

(3) The Registrar shall issue to every person registered
as a medical practitioner under this Act a certificate of
registration in the prescribed form.

(4) Subject to section 7A, every registered medical 111996
practitioner shall be entitled to practise medicine in Jamaica and S. 4.
to demand and recover any reasonable charges for services
rendered by him as a medical practitioner and for all drugs,
medicines and appliances supplied by him.

Registra-
tion.

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Practising
certificate.
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S. 5.

Fourth
Schedule.

Special
registration.

Third
Schedule.

7A.-(1) A person registered under this Act as a medical
practitioner shall only practise as a medical practitioner
while he is in possession of a valid practising certificate
issued to him by the Council in the form set out in the
Fourth Schedule, on payment of the prescribed fee to the
Registrar. i

(2) The Council may waive the prescribed fee pay-
able by a registered medical practitioner who is in full-time
employment in the government service, if the Council is
satisfied that the medical practitioner is not also engaged
in private practice.

(3) A person who practises in contravention of sub-
section (1) shall be liable to such penalties as the Council
may, by regulations, prescribe.

(4) If the name of a registered medical practitioner
is removed from the register, any practising certificate issued
to him shall cease to be in force.

(5) A practising certificate shall not be issued to a
medical practitioner during any period of suspension of his
registration, and any practising certificate issued to him
prior to such suspension shall cease to be in force during
the period of his suspension.

(6) A practising certificate shall not be issued to a
medical practitioner unless the Council is satisfied that the
medical practitioner has complied with the prescribed
requirements for continuing medical education.

8.-41) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, any
medical practitioner not otherwise qualified to be registered
under this Act but who comes within any category of
medical practitioners specified in the Third Schedule and
applies to the Council in the prescribed manner, may be

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specially registered for such time and on such conditions
as the Council may with the approval of the Minister from
time to time specify.

(2) The Minister may, on the advice of the Council, 28/1975

removing therefrom alzy category of medical practitioners. schedule.
by order vary the Third Schedule by adding thereto or Third s. 2.

(3) Notwithstanding the removal of any category of
medical practitioners from the Third Schedule, any medical
practitioner who comes within that category shall, subject
to the provisions of subsection (l), continue to be specially
registered until the expiration of the period for which he
was specially registered.

9.-(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the registration.
Registrar may, upon the application of any person to whom 28/1975
this section applies, register such person provisionally as a S. 3.
medical practitioner subject to such terms and conditions
as may be prescribed.

(2) This section shall apply to any person who satisfies

(a) that he would, but for the provisions of this Act,
have been entitled to be registered as a medical
practitioner; or

the Registrar-

(b) that he is a person who, by virtue of subsection
(2) of section 7, may be required by the Council
to submit to an examination; and

that he has been selected for employment in this Island in
a resident medical capacity in a hospital or an institution
approved by the Minister and has paid the prescribed fee.

(3) Any person provisionally registered under this
section shall be deemed to be a registered medical
practitioner so far as is necessary-

(a) to enable him to be employed as mentioned in
subsection (2);

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(b) to render valid for all purposes any certificate or
report duly signed by him in the course of his
employment as a medical practitioner; and

(c) for the purposes of such enactments or instruments
or such other purposes as the Minister may by
order prescribe,

but for no other purpose.

(4) In this section, reference to employment in a
resident medical capacity shall be construed as a reference
to employment in the practice of medicine, surgery or
midwifery, where the person in question is resident in the
hospital or institution where he is employed or conveniently
near thereto, and is by the terms of his employment required
to be so resident.

(5) The Registrar shall enter in a separate part of the
register the names of all persons provisionally registered
under this section.

Comctions 10.-(1) It shall be the duty of the Registrar- of register.
(a) to remove from the register any entry which the

Council under subsection (2) of this section or
under paragraph (ii) of subsection (1) of section
11 directs him to remove;

(b) to restore to the register any entry which the
Council under subsection (3) of this section or
under subsection (3) of section 11 directs him to
restore;

(c) to correct in accordance with the Council’s
directions, any entry in the register which the
Council directs him to correct as being in the
opinion of the Council an entry which was in-
correctly made; and

(d) to make from time to time any necessary altera-
tions in any of the particulars mentioned in sub-
section (1) of section 6.

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(2) If the Registrar-

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(a) sends by post to any person registered under this
Act, a registered letter addressed to him at his
address appearing in the register, enquiring
whether he has ceased to practise medicine or has
changed his address and receives no reply to that
letter within three months from the date of posting
it; and

(b) upon the expiration of that period sends in like
manner to that person a second similar letter and
receives no reply to that letter within three months
from the date of posting it,

the Council may direct the Registrar to remove from the
register the name of that person.

(3) The Council may at any time direct the Registrar
to restore to the register any name removed therefrom under
subsection (2).

11.-(1) If any person registered under this Act is found Censure,
suspension
and strik-
ing off.

upon enquiry by the Council-
(a) to be suffering from any habit, or any mental or

physical condition rendering him unfit to practise
medicine; or

(b) to have procured his registration under this Act as
a result of any misleading, false or fraudulent mis-
representation; or

(c) to have been convicted of a criminal offence; or
(4 to be guilty of dishonesty, negligence or incom-

petence in the performance of his functions as a
medical practitioner or of conduct that is disgrace-
ful in a professional respect,

the Council may, if it thinks fit-
(i) in the case of the matters specified in para-

graphs (b), (c) and (4, censure him; or
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(ii) in the case of the matters specified in para-
graphs (a), (b), (c) and (d), suspend his
registration for a period not exceeding two
years, or direct the Registrar to remove his
name from the register.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (l), a registered
medical practitioner shall be deemed to be guilty of conduct
that is disgraceful in a professional respect, if he-

wilfully and without legal justification betrays a
professional confidence;
abandons a patient in danger without sufficient
cause, and without giving him the opportunity to
obtain the services of another practitioner:
knowingly gives a false certificate respecting any
mztter which may result in the person to whom
the certificate is given obtaining any financial con-
sideration, advantage or benefit;
divides with another person (other than his partner)
any fees or profits resulting from his professional
practice;
so indulges in the excessive or habitual use of in-
toxicating liquor or drugs as to affect his treatment
of patients;
impersonates another registered medical practi-
tioner;
does or fails to do any act or thing, the doing of
which or the failure to do which, in the opinion of
the Council, is unprofessional or discreditable
conduct; or
employs or permits a person not registered under
this Act or any other enactment relating to any
branch of the practice of medicine other than a
person to whom subsection (4) of section 14 applies,
to attend or treat or perform services which require
professional skill upon any patient, or by his

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presence, advice, assistance or cooperation enables
that person, whether acting as an assistant or
otherwise, to do any act which would constitute
the practice of medicine.

(3) The Council may at any time, if it thinks just,
direct the Registrar to restore to the register, any name
removed therefrom under subsection (1).

(4) The Council shall, as soon as practicable after-
(a) the registration of any medical practitioner has

(b) the name of any medical practitioner has been re-
been suspended; or

moved from the register; or
(c) the name of any medical practitioner which was

cause a notice of the appropriate fact to be published in
the Gazetre.

so removed is restored,

(5) Where the name of any person has been removed
from the register the Council may in writing require that
person to return to the Registrar his certificate of registra-
tion and that person shall comply with that requirement.

12.-(1) There is hereby established for the purpose of
hearing appeals from the decisions of the Council a Medical
Appeal Tribunal (hereinafter referred to as “the Tribunal”).

(2) The provisions of the Second Schedule shall have Second Schedule.
effect as to the constitution of the Tribunal and otherwise
in relation thereto.

13.-( 1) Any person aggrieved by the refusal of the Coun- Appeals to
cil to register him as a medical practitioner under this Act Tr’buna’*
or by its decision to censure him, to suspend his registration
or to cause his name to be removed from the register, may
appeal to the Tribunal against such refusal or decision
within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed.

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(2) The Tribunal may-
(a) at the hearing of an appeal against refusal of

registration, dismiss the appeal, or allow the appeal
and direct the Council to cause the registration
to be effected;

(b) at the hearing of an appeal other than an appeal
against refusal of registration-

(i) dismiss the appeal and confirm the decision
of the Council; or

(ii) allow the appeal and set aside the decision
of the Council; or

(iii) allow the appeal and direct that the disci-
plinary proceedings in respect of which the
decision of the Council was made be re-
conducted by the Council; or

(iv) set aside the punishment inflicted by the
Council and impose in substitution therefor
such other less severe punishment mentioned
in subsection (1) of section 11 as the Tribu-
nal may think proper.

(3) Upon allowing an appeal from any decision of
the Council under subsection (1) of section 11, the Tribunal
shall cause notice of its decision to be published in the
Gazette and shall, in the event of the appellant’s certificate
having been returned under subsection (5 ) of section 11,
direct such certificate to be returned to him.

Wences 14.-(1) Any person who-
(a) procures or attempts to procure registration for

himself or for any other person by making or pro-
ducing, or causing to be made or produced, any
false or fraudulent representation or declaration
either verbally or in writing or otherwise;
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(b) wilhlly makes, or causes to be made, 'any falsification
in any matter relating to the register;

(c) forges or uses or lends to or allows to be used by
any other person any certificate issued under this Act;

(4 makes or has in his possession any document so close-
ly resembling such certificate as to be calculated t o
deceive; or

(e) fails to comply with the requirement specified in sub-
section (5) of section 1 1 ,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary con-
viction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one 7 ~ 0 1 1
million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two SCh.
years, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) Any person who, not being registered as a medical
practitioner under this Act-

(a) takes or uses any title, addition or description implying
or calculated'to lead persons to believe that he is regis-
tered as a medical practitioner, or that he is recognized
by law as a person authorized or qualified to practise
medicine; or

(b) assumes or uses any affix indicative of any occupation-
al designation relating to the practice of medicine; or

(c) advertises or holds himself out as a person authorized
or qualified to practise medicine,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary con-
viction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one
million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7no i i
twelve months or to both such fine and imprisonment: S C ~

Provided that this subsection shall not operate to prevent
a registered dentist or other professional person recognized
by law from using any title which he is authorized by the
law under which he is registered or recognized as the case' may
be, to use.

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(3) Any person who, during a period when his,registra-
tion as a medical practitioner under.this Act is suspended, or
who, not being registered as a medical practitioner under this
Act-

(a) practices medicine in any of its branches; or
(b) diagnoses or offers to diagnose or attempts to diagnose

any human disease, ailment, deformity, defect or injury,
or examines or advises upon any physical or 'mental con-
dition of any person; or 0

(c) prescribes or administers any. drug, serum or any other
substance or remedy, applies any apparatus, or performs
any operation or manipulation for the cure, treatment or
prevention of any human disease, ailment, deformity,
defect or injury; or

(41 acts as the assistant or associate of any person who per-
forms any act specified in this subsection,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary con-
viction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine riot exceeding one
million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
twelve months or to both such fine and imprisonmeht.

(4) The provisions of subsection (3) shall not apply to-
(a) any person registered or licensed, under any biher . enact-

ment who perf~'rms oi provides any service which he is
authorized or entitled to perform thereunder; '

(b) any student of medicine , . performing the services approved
by his faculty as part of his course of instruction or part
of any examination in relation thereto;

(c) any person performing the functions which he is em-
ployed by the Government to perform;'

(4 any person giving necessary medical aid in cases of ur-
gent need without hire, gain or hope of reward; or .

(e) the domestic administration of family remedies.
Regulations. 15.41) The Council may, with the approval of tKe Minister,

generally for the proper carrying out of the provisions and
purposes of this Act, and in particular but without prejudice to
the generality of the foregoing, make regulations-

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(a) prescribing the professional qualifications and require-
ments which shall be a prerequisite for registration
under this Act;

(b) with respect to the conduct of examinations as specified
under paragraph (b) of section 4;

(c) prescribing the particulars to be included in the register
and the manner in which additional qualifications ob-
tained in medicine or related subjects by a registered
medical practitioner, may be added to those particulars
already entered in the register in relation to him, and the
procedure to be followed to ensure that the particulars
in the register are kept up to date;

(d) prescribing the manner in which enquiries or discipli-
nary proceedings may be instituted before the Council,
the procedure to be followed in the conduct of such
proceedings and matters incidental to or consequential
on such proceedings;

(e) prescribing the manner of appealing to the Tribunal,
and as to the proceedings in any such appeal, and mat-
ters incidental to or consequential on such proceedings;

@ prescribing fees;
(g) prescribing the requirements for continuing medical

, education;
(h) prescribing any other matter or thing which may be, or

is required by this Act to be prescribed.
(2) Notwithstanding section 29 (b) of the Interpretation

Act, regulations made under subsection (1) may provide in res-
pect of any breach of the provisions thereof for the imposition of
penalties on summary conviction in a Resident Magistrate's

-a Court of a fine not exceeding one million dollars or imprison- ment for a term not exceeding twelve months or both such fine
and imprisonment.

16. The Minister may, by order subject to afirmative resolu-
tion, amend the monetary penalties specified in this Act.

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7/20 1 1
Sch.

Minister
may amend
monetary
penalties.
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Sch.

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FIRST SCHEDULE (Section 3)

Const~tut~on 1. The Council shall consist of-
of the Council. I

(a) the Chief Medical Officer or his nominee (being a registered med-
ical practitioner) and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the
University of the West Indies (hereinafter referred to as "ex oflcio
members"); and

2612004 (b) thirteen other persons (heieinafter referred to as "appointed mem-
S 4(a) bers") appointed by the Minister, as follows-
2811975 (i) eight registered medical practitioners elected in the man-
S 5. ner approved by the Minister from time to time for the
2612004
S 4(b). purpose by the registered medical practitioners resident

in Jamaica;

(ii) two registered medical practitioners;
2612004 (iii) three persons, not being registered medical practitioners,
S 4(c) chosen from the fields of law, accounting, consumer

advocacy or from such other fields as the' Minister may
' determine.

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Tenure of 2. The appointment of an appointed member shall, subject to the provi-
oflice. sions of this'schedule, be for a period not exceeding three years and such

member shall be eligible for reappointment.

Charnnan. 3.--(I) The Council shall, at the first meeting held after the coming
into operation of this Act, and at the first meeting held in each year there-
after, elect from amongst the registered medical practitioners on the Council,
a chairfnan who shall, subject to the provisions of this Schedule, hold office

' for one year, and shall be eligible for re-election from time to time.

(2) The chairman elected each year shall hold office until his succes-
sor is elected, or for such ?esser period as he remains a member of the
Council.

, (3) If the chairman ceases to be a member of the Council before the
expira\ion of the period for which he was elected, the Council shall
elect somi other member in his stead to be chairman for the remainder of the
said pdriod. '

(4) The chairman shall preside-at all meetings of the Council at
which he is present, and in the case of the chairman's absence from
any meeting, the members present and forming a quorum shall elect one
of their number to preside at that meeting.

Acting 4. 'If any appointed member of the Council other than the chairman,
appointments. is absent or unable to act, the Minister may appoint any person to act in

place of that member, so, however, that such appointment shall be made
' in the same manner and from among the same category of persons as

would be required in the case of a substantive appointment.

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5. (1) Any appointed member other than the chairman may at any Resigna-
time resign his office by instrument in writing addressed to the Minister tions.
and transmitted through the chairman and from the date of receipt by
the Minister of such instrument that member shall cease to be a member
of the Council.

(2) The chairman may at any time resign his office by instrument
in writing addressed to the Minister and such resignation shall take
effect as from the date of receipt by the Minister of that instrument.

meetings of the Council without excuse acceptable to the Council ofrnember-
shall cease to be a member thereof.
7. The Minister may at any time revoke the appointment of any Revocat,ion

of appoint- appointed member.
rnents.

8. If any vacancy occurs in the membership of the appointed Fillingof
members of the Council, such vacancy shall be filled by the appoint- vacancies.
ment of another appointed member so, however, that such appointment
shall be made in the same manner and from the same category of
persons as the previous appointed member.

9. The names of all members of the Council as first constituted Gazetting
and every change in the membership thereof shall be published in the ofmember-
Gazette. ship.

10. The funds of the Council shall consist of such moneys as may Fundso€
from time to time be placed at its disposition for the purpose of this thecouncil.
Act by Parliament, and such other moneys as may be lawfully paid
to the Council.

11. The Council shall keep proper accounts of its receipts, payments, Accounts
assets and liabilities and such accounts shall be audited annually by andaudit.
an auditor appointed in each year by the Council with the approval of
the Minister.

12. (1) The Council shall in each year prepare and submit to the Annualre-
Minister on or before the thirtieth day of June, a report of its pro- portsand
ceedings during the twelve months ending on the thirty-first day of estimates.
March in that year, including a statement of its accounts audited
in accordance with paragraph 11.

(2) The Council shall on or before the thirty-first day of October
in each year submit to the Minister for approval its estimates of
revenue and expenditure in respect of the period commencing on the
first day of April next following and ending on the thirty-first day of
March of the subsequent year.

13. (1) The seal of the Council shall be kept in the cmtody of the Sealand
chairman or the Registrar and shall be affixed to instruments pursuant executionof
tu a resolution of the Council in the presence of the chairman or any documents.
other member of the Council, and the Registrar.

6. Any appointed member who fails to attend three consecutive Forfeiture
ship.

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Procedure
and
meetings.

Protection
of members.

Remunera-
tion of
members.

Office of
chairman or
member of
Council not
public office.

Constitution
of the
Tribunal.

(2) The seal of the Council shall be authenticated by the signa-
tures of the chairman or any other member authorized to act in that
behalf, and the Registrar.

(3) All documents other than those required by law to be under
seal made by and all decisions of the Council may be signified under
the hand of the chairman, or any other member authorized in that
behalf, or the Registrar.

14. (1) The Council shall meet at such times as may be expedient
for the transaction of its business and such meetings shall be held at
such places and times and on such days as the Council may determine.

(2) The chairman may at any time call a special meeting of the
Council and shall call a special meeting within fourteen days of the
receipt of a written requisition for that purpose addressed to him by
any two members of the Council.

(3) A quorum of the Council shall be six.
(4) The decisions of the Council shall be by a majority of votes

and, in addition to an original vote, the chairman or other person
presiding at a meeting shall have a casting vote in any case in which
the voting is equal.

(5) Minutes in proper form of each meeting of the Council shall
be kept.

(6 ) The validity of the proceedings of the Council shall not be
affected by any vacancy amongst the members thereof or by any defect
in the appointment of any member thereof.

15. (1) No member of the Council shall be personally liable for
any act or default of the Council done or omitted to be done in good
faith in the course of the operations of the Council.

(2) Where any member of the Council is exempt from liability
by reason only of the provisions of this paragraph, the Council shall
be liable to the extent that it would be if the member was a servant
or agent of the Council.

16. There shall t e paid from the funds of the Council to the
chairman and members of the Council, such remuneration whether
by way of honorarium, salary or fees, and such allowances as the
Minister may determine.

17. The office of chairman or member of the Council shall not be
a public office for the purposes of Chapter V of the Constitution of
Jamaica.

SECOND SCHEDULE (Section 11)

1. The Tribunal shall consist of a chairman and two other members
appointed by the Minister, sitting together.

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2. The members of the Tribunal shall, subject to the provisions of Tenure
this Schedule, hold office for such period not exceeding two years as ofoffice.
the Minister may determine and shall be eligible for reappointment.

3. The Minister may appoint any person to aot in the place of the Acting
chairman or any other member of the Tribunal in the case of the appoint-
absence or inability to act of the chairman or other member. ments.

4. (1) Any member of the Tribunal other than the chairman may Resigna-
at any time resign his office by instrument in writing addressed to the tions.
Minister and transmitted through the chairman, and from the date
of the receipt by the Minister of such instrument that member shall
cease to be a member of the Tribunal.

(2) The chairman may at any time resign his office by instrument
in writing addressed to the Minister and such resignation shall take
effect as from the date of receipt by the Minister of that instrument.

5. The Minister may at any time revoke the appointment of any Revocation
of appoint-
ments. member of the Tribunal if he thinks it expedient so to do.

6. If any vacancy occurs in the membership of the Tribunal such Fahngpf
vacancies. vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of another member.

7. The names of all members of the Tribunal as first constituted Publication
and every change in the membership thereof shall be published in the of.member-
Gazette. shlp.

8. There shall be paid to the chairman and other members of the Remunera-
Tribunal such remuneration, whether by way of honorarium, salary or tionof
fees, and such allowances as the Minister may determine. members.

9. The decision of the Tribunal shall be by a majority of votes of Voting.
the members, and in addition to an original vote, the chairman shall
have a casting vote in any case in which the voting is equal.

10. Subject to the provisions of this Act. the Tribunal shall regulate ~$O';t~pro-
ceedings. its own proceedings.

11. The office of chairman or member of the Tribunal shall not be Ofice of
a public office for the purposes of Chapter V of the Constitution of chairmanor
Jamaica. member of

Tribunal
not public

THIRD SCHEDULE (Section 8) office.
Categories of Medical Practitioners who may be specially registered
1. (U) Medical practitioners on the permanent staff of the University

of the West Indies in a teaching or research capacity.
(b) Medical practitioners pursuing courses of study at any insti-

tution in the Island with a view to furthering their experience
in any particular subject.

(c) Medical practitioners doing special work in the field of health
or research and sponsored in such work by the University

&cl& of this pryge is auphorized by LN. 96/ 19981

MEDlCAL 20

281 1975
S. 6.

of the West Indies, the World Hedth Organization, the
Medical Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, the
Government of J d a , or other organizations appved by
the Minister responsible for health as the case may be.

(d) Medical practitioners distinguished in particular branches of
medicine invited by the Government to teach or give de-
monstrations at any institution in the Island.

(e) Medical practitioners invited by the Government to undertake
medial work in the Government service on a full-time basis.

“medical practitioner” means any person who by virtue of sub-
section (2) of section 7 of this Act. may be required by the
Council to submit to an examination.

2. For the purposes of this Schedule-

FOURTH SCHEDULE (SWtiOIl 7 A )
Practisirzg Certificate

Pursuanlt to the Medical Ad, it is hereby certified that
whose name is entered on

the Register of Medical Praatitionem is entitled to practise as a
media practitioner in Jamaica for the period ending 31st day of
December, 19 .

Dated thi6 day of , 19 .

Registrar of the Medical Council.

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