Medical Practitioners Act 2007

43.

Register.

43.— (1) The Council shall establish and maintain a register to be known as the register of medical practitioners.

(2) The register shall contain the names of the medical practitioners registered, and the qualifications they are entitled to have registered, under this Act and F35 [ shall consist of 5 divisions ] comprising—

( a) the General Division, which shall include the names of those medical practitioners F36 [ registered in that division pursuant to section 44 or 46 ] and such other identifying particulars of those practitioners as the Council considers appropriate,

( b) the Specialist Division, which shall include the names of those medical practitioners F36 [ registered in that division pursuant to section 44 or 47 ] and such other identifying particulars of those practitioners as the Council considers appropriate,

( c) the Trainee Specialist Division, which shall include the names of those medical practitioners F36 [ registered in that division pursuant to section 44 , 48 or 49 ] and such other identifying particulars of those practitioners F35 [ as the Council considers appropriate, ]

( d) the Visiting EEA Practitioners Division, which shall include the names of those medical practitioners F36 [ registered in that division pursuant to section 44 or 50 ] and such other identifying particulars of those practitioners F35 [ as the Council considers appropriate, and ]

F37 [ ( e ) the Supervised Division, which shall include the names of those medical practitioners registered in that division pursuant to section 50A and such other identifying particulars of those practitioners (including the individually numbered, identifiable post to which each such registration applies) as the Council considers appropriate. ]

(3) The register may be established and maintained in paper or electronic form.

(4) A certificate purporting to be signed by the chief executive officer, or another member of the staff of the Council authorised by the chief executive officer to give a certificate under this subsection, and to certify that on a specified day or days or during the whole of a specified period—

( a) a person named in the certificate—

(i) was a registered medical practitioner,

(ii) was a registered medical practitioner in the General Division, the Specialist Division, F35 [ the Trainee Specialist Division, the Visiting EEA Practitioners Division or the Supervised Division, ] or

(iii) was not a registered medical practitioner,

or

( b) the registration of a medical practitioner named in the certificate—

(i) was suspended, or

(ii) was subject to the relevant conditions specified in the certificate,

shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that the person was the chief executive officer or another member of the staff of the Council so authorised, as the case may be, be evidence, unless the contrary is proved, of the matters stated in the certificate.

(5) The Council shall, as soon as is practicable after a medical practitioner has been registered and the appropriate fees paid, give the practitioner a certificate stating—

( a) the practitioner’s name,

( b) the registration number attached to the practitioner’s registration,

( c) the division of the register in which the practitioner’s name has been included, and

( d) such other identifying particulars of the practitioner as the Council considers appropriate.

(6) Where relevant conditions have been attached to the registration of a practitioner, the Council shall enter in the register—

( a) a statement that the practitioner’s registration is subject to conditions, and

( b) particulars of the conditions.

(7) A registered medical practitioner shall, as soon as may be after the practitioner has received the certificate referred to in subsection (5) and if it is practicable to do so, cause the certificate to be displayed—

( a) at the principal place where the practitioner practises medicine, and

( b) at all times during which the practitioner’s registration continues and at no other time.

(8) A registered medical practitioner shall, as soon as may be after the person has received the certificate referred to in subsection (5), cause the registration number stated on that certificate to be included on all medical prescriptions and all other documentation and records, whether in paper or electronic format, relating to that practitioner’s practice as a registered medical practitioner.

F38 [ (7A) A registered medical practitioner shall, as soon as may be after the practitioner has received the certificate referred to in subsection (5) and, if it is practicable to do so, cause evidence in the manner specified by rules (if any) made under section 11(2)(va) , of the minimum level of indemnity (if any) applicable to him or her to be displayed

(a) at the principal place where the practitioner practises medicine, and

(b) at all times during which the practitioner s registration continues and at no other time. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F35

Substituted (19.07.2011) by Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011 (12/2011), s. 6, S.I. No. 388 of 2011.

F36

Substituted (21.12.2007) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (42/2007), s. 15, commenced on enactment.

F37

Inserted (19.07.2011) by Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011 (12/2011), s. 6, S.I. No. 388 of 2011.

F38

Inserted (6.11.2017) by Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017 (10/2017), s. 6, S.I. No. 481 of 2017.

Editorial Notes:

E28

Rules made pursuant to the provisions of section and ss. 11, 44, 46-51 and 56 for the purpose of specifying the particulars of each registered medical practitioner to be contained in the Register of Medical Practitioners (28.04.2009) by Medical Council Rules Specifying Particulars to be Contained in the Register of Medical Practitioners (S.I. No. 592 of 2009).