Medical Practitioners Act 2007

38B

F79 [ Circumstances in which persons may practise medicine.

38B. (1) A person does not contravene section 37(1) if the person practises medicine only in the course of rendering first aid to another person.

(2) Subsection (3) applies to a person who is qualified to practise medicine under the law of a place outside the State and—

( a ) who is in the State for a humanitarian purpose,

( b ) who is a specialist in a medical specialty recognised under section 89(1) and in the State to provide medical treatment for the purpose of teaching or training in relation to that specialty, or

( c ) who is in the State for the purpose of accompanying a sports team participating in a sporting event in the State.

(3) A person to whom this subsection applies does not contravene section 37(1) if the person practises medicine—

( a ) relevant to a purpose referred to in subsection (2)(a) , (b) or (c) , and

( b ) in accordance with a permit issued by the Council to that person and specifying the purpose referred to in subsection (2)(a) , (b) or (c) concerned,

for not more than the period specified in that permit (being a period not exceeding 30 days). ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F79

Inserted (1.01.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 92, S.I. No. 647 of 2020.

Editorial Notes:

E31

The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.