Medical Practitioners Act 2007

49.

Internship registration in Trainee Specialist Division.

49.— (1) The Council shall register in the Trainee Specialist Division a medical practitioner who has completed a course of study in the State or a Member State resulting in the award of a basic medical qualification and who intends to practise medicine in an individually numbered, identifiable intern post which has been approved by the Council for the purposes of intern training.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), on and after the relevant day, where a medical practitioner has completed a period of internship to the satisfaction of the Council, the Council shall grant the practitioner a certificate of experience.

(3) The Council shall not grant under subsection (2) a certificate of experience to a medical practitioner unless the Council is satisfied that the practitioner has, for the period or periods specified in rules made under section 11 for the purposes of this subsection, been employed as a medical practitioner—

( a) in a hospital, health institution, clinic, general medical practice, or other health service setting, as is specified in rules made under section 11 for the purposes of this subsection, and

( b) such hospital, health institution, clinic, general medical practice, or other health service setting, as the case may be, has been inspected and approved by the Council for acceptable intern training standards.

(4) Notwithstanding F48 [ the repeal of section 28 of the Act of 1978 by section 3 , that section shall ], until the relevant day, and with all necessary modifications, apply to the grant of a certificate of experience under this Act as it applies to the grant of a certificate of experience under the Act of 1978.

(5) Where the Council gives the Minister a notice in writing stating the date on which the Council will be ready to grant certificates of experience, the Minister shall publish a notice in Iris Oifigiúil specifying that date as the date on which the Council shall commence to grant such certificates.

(6) In this section, “relevant day” means the date specified in the notice referred to in subsection (5) published in Iris Oifigiúil as the date on which the Council shall commence to grant certificates of experience.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F48

Substituted (21.12.2007) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (42/2007), s. 20 and sch. 2, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

E44

Rules made under s. 11 for purposes of subs. (3) (22.06.2011) by Medical Council registration Rules (S.I. No. 417 of 2011), rls. 11 and 12.

E45

Rules made pursuant to the provisions of section and ss. 11, 43-44, 46-48, 50-51 and 56 for the purpose of specifying the particulars 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).

E46

Previous affecting provision: rules made under s. 11 for purposes of subs. (3) (1.01.2011) by Medical Council - Registrations Rules V3 2010 (S.I. No. 688 of 2010), rls. 11 and 12; revoked (22.06.2011) by Medical Council Registration Rules (S.I. No. 417 of 2011).

E47

Previous affecting provision: rules made under s. 11 for purposes of subs. (3) (16.03.2009) by Medical Council - Registration Rules 2009 VF2 (S.I. No. 591 of 2009); revoked (1.01.2011) by Medical Council - Registrations Rules V3 2010 (S.I. No. 688 of 2010).