The General Medical Council (Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations) Order of Council 1999

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Published: 1999-11-24

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 3189

MEDICAL PROFESSION
The General Medical Council (Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations) Order of Council 1999

Made
24th November 1999

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 24th day of November 1999

By the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council

Whereas in pursuance of section 32 of the Medical Act 1983(1) the General Medical Council have made the Medical Practitioners Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 as set out in the Schedule to this Order:
And whereas by subsection (8) of the said section such regulations shall not have effect until approved by Order of the Privy Council:

Now, therefore, Their Lordships, having taken the said regulations into consideration, in exercise of the powers conferred by the said section 32(8), do hereby order as follows:

1.  The said regulations are hereby approved.

2.  The General Medical Council (Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations) Order of Council 1991(2) is hereby revoked.

3.  This Order may be cited as the General Medical Council (Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations) Order of Council 1999.

A. K. Galloway
Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULETHE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS REGISTRATION (FEES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1999

The General Medical Council in exercise of their powers under section 32 of the Medical Act 1983 hereby make the following regulations—
Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Medical Practitioners Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 1st January 2000.

(2) In these regulations “the principal regulations” means the Medical Practitioners Registration (Fees) Regulations 1985(3).

Revocation of the Medical Practitioners Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1990

2.  The Medical Practitioners Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1990(4) are hereby revoked.

Amendment of principal regulations

3.  For Regulation 3(2) of the principal regulations there shall be substituted the following—

“(2) The scrutiny fee shall be—

(a)For an application under section 19:

(i)in the case of a person who has been provisionally registered ... ... ... ...

£100

(ii)in the case of any other person ... ... ... ...

£100

(b)For an application under section 21 ... ... ... ...

£100

(c)For an application by virtue of section 25 ... ... ... ...

£100

except in the case of a person who has obtained a primary United Kingdom qualification, when no fee shall be payable.

(d)For an application under section 27 ... ... ... ...

£100

except in the case of a person who has held registration under this section at any time within the preceding three years, when no fee shall be payable.”

4.  For Regulation 4(2) of the principal regulations there shall be substituted the following—

“(2) The fee for making an entry in the register shall be—

(a)On provisional registration under section 15 of the Act ... ... ... ...

£80

(b)On provisional registration under section 21 of the Act ... ... ... ...

£80

(c)On full registration under section 3 of the Act—

(i)in the case of a person who is or has at any time been provisionally registered ... ... ... ...

£135

(ii)in the case of any other person ... ... ... ...

£135

except in the case of a person who is already fully registered when no fee shall be payable.

(d)On full registration under section 19 of the Act—

(i)in the case of a person who is or has at any time been provisionally registered ... ... ... ...

£135

(ii)in the case of any other person ... ... ... ...

£135

(e)On full registration by virtue of section 25 of the Act ... ... ... ...

£135

(f)On registration under section 27 of the Act ... ... ... ...

£135”

5.  For Regulation 6 of the principal regulations there shall be substituted the following—

“6.  The annual retention fee shall be £135.”

6.  For Regulation 15 of the principal regulations there shall be substituted the following—

“15.  The restoration fee shall be £135.”

Given under the official seal of the General Medical Council this sixteenth day of September nineteen hundred and ninety-nine.

L.S.
Donald Irvine
President

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Regulations approved by this Order amend, with effect from 1st January 2000, the fees payable to the General Medical Council
(a)by overseas qualified medical practitioners in respect of the scrutiny of applications for registration; and
(b)by medical practitioners in respect of retention in, or restoration to, the register.
The existing fees were fixed in 1991 and the level of change ranges between—
(a)a reduction of 60 per cent and an increase of 233 per cent in respect of the fees paid for the scrutiny of applications for registration; and
(b)a reduction of 46 per cent and an increase of 69 per cent in respect of the fees paid for retention in, or restoration to, the register.


(1)
1983 c. 54.

(2)
S.I. 1991/53.

(3)
Approved by S.I. 1986/149.

(4)
Approved by S.I. 1991/53.
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