Medical Practitioners Act 2007

55.

Correction of register.

55.— (1) For the purpose of keeping the register correct, the Council shall from time to time as occasion requires correct all clerical errors in the register, remove therefrom all entries therein procured by fraud or misrepresentation, enter in the register every change which comes to the Council’s knowledge in the addresses of the registered medical practitioners, and remove the registration of all registered medical practitioners whose death has been notified to, or comes to the knowledge of, the Council.

(2) Where the Council takes any action pursuant to subsection (1) for the purposes of keeping the register correct, the Council shall forthwith notify the medical practitioner concerned, or the practitioner’s next of kin, as may be appropriate, of the action taken and of the reasons therefor.

(3) The Council shall take such steps as it considers necessary from time to time to ensure that the particulars entered in the register are accurate.

(4) Where any particulars entered in the register in respect of a registered medical practitioner change, the practitioner shall, as soon as is practicable but, in any case, not later than 30 days after the occurrence of the change, give notice in writing to the Council specifying the change.

(5) Where a registered medical practitioner intends to be, or has been, absent from the State for a continuous period of more than 12 months, the practitioner shall, as soon as is practicable, give notice in writing to the Council—

( a) of that fact, and

( b) of particulars of any employment that the practitioner intends to take up, or has taken up, outside the State in a medical capacity.

(6) A registered medical practitioner shall give notice in writing to the Council of any material matter which would be likely to affect the continuation of the practitioner’s registration not later than 30 days after that matter comes to the knowledge of the practitioner.

(7) In subsection (6), “material matter”, in relation to a registered medical practitioner, includes—

( a) the imposition of conditions on any registration or licence,

( b) the suspension, withdrawal or removal of any registration or licence, or

( c) the refusal to grant registration or a licence,

in relation to any regulatory body in or outside the State, and any medical capacity of the practitioner, and includes any conviction of a criminal nature whether imposed in or outside the State.