AN ACT TO AMEND THE MEDICAL ORDINANCE
BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-
, 1996 ]
1. This Act may be cited as the Medical(Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 1996.
Amendment of section 20 of Chapter 105.
2. Section 20 of the Medical Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the "principal enactment") is hereby amended by the insertion immediately after subsection (5A) of that section, of the following subsection :-
" (5B) The registrar shall enter in a separate part of the register maintained under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) the name of every person who has been registered as a medical practitioner under sub-paragraph (iv) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 29. ".
Amendment of section 29 of the principal enactment.
3. Section 29 of the principal enactment is hereby amended by the addition at the end of subsection (1) of that section of the following sub-paragraph :-
" (iv) not being qualified to be registered under the preceding sub-paragraphs :-
(aa) is a citizen of Sri Lanka ;
(bb) holds a degree of Bachelor of Medicine or an equivalent qualification of any university or medical school of any country outside Sri Lanka -
(i) which is recognized by the Medical Council for the purposes of this section having regard to the standards of medical education of such university or medical school ; or
(ii) which on the date on which such person was admitted to such university or medical school was a degree or qualification which entitled its holder to be registered as a medical practitioner under this Ordinance ;
(cc) had joined the department of Health Services prior to May 17, 1991 and has had an aggregate period of at least five years efficient and satisfactory service as a Government medical officer to the satisfaction of the Director-General of Health Services ; and
(dd) holds a certificate granted by the Medical Council under section 32 ".
Sinhala text to prevail incase of inconsistency.
4. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil text to this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.