Medical Practitioners Amendment Act 2014

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rangement of Provisions

1. Short title and commencement
2. Section 2 amended
3. Section 11 amended
4. Section 13 amended
5. Section 16 amended
6. Section 19 amended


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2014, No. 25

AN ACT to amend the Medical Practitioners Act 2007
(“principal Act”). [28th
October 2014]

BE IT ENACTED by the Legislative Assembly of Samoa in
Parliament assembled as follows:

1. Short title and commencement-(1) This Act may be cited
as the Medical Practitioners Amendment Act 2014.
(2) This Act commences on the date of assent by the Head of
State.

2. Section 2 amended - For section 2 of the principal Act, add
the following new definition in its correct alphabetical position:

““registration” includes temporary registration;”.

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3. Section 11 amended - For section 11 of the principal Act:
(a) renumber the current provision as subsection (1);
(b) after the current provision, insert:

“(2) A person qualified under section 10 may apply under
subsection (1) for temporary registration.”.

4. Section 13 amended - For section 13(1) of the principal
Act:
(a) delete “or” at the end of paragraph (c); and
(b) after paragraph (c), add the following new paragraph:

“(ca) permit with or without conditions the applicant to
be temporarily registered for a period of up to
12 months if the Council is satisfied that the
applicant is required to undertake short-term
medical service in Samoa approved by the
Council; or”.

5. Section 16 amended - In section 16 of the principal Act,
for subsection (2) substitute:

“(2) A temporary practising certificate may be issued
under this section:
(a) to an applicant permitted under section 13(1)(ca);
or
(b) to an applicant who is undertaking a course of
relevant study and who -
(i) submits an application to do
practical training in a hospital or other
healthcare service in Samoa; and
(ii) is accepted to do the practical
training by the National Health Service;
and
(iii) undertakes to work in accordance
with any direction given by the Council or
the Ministry of Health.”.

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6. Section 19 amended - For section 19 of the principal Act,
delete “section 16” and substitute “section 16(2)(b)”.

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The Medical Practitioners Amendment Act 2014
is administered by the Ministry of Health.