Medical Practitioners Act 2007

47.

Medical practitioners to be registered in Specialist Division.

47.— (1) The Council shall, in accordance with the relevant criteria specified in rules made under section 11 , register in the Specialist Division the following medical practitioners:

( a) every medical practitioner who has, in the opinion of the Council, completed specialist training in a medical specialty recognised by the Council under section 89(1) ;

( b) every medical practitioner who is granted evidence of satisfactory completion of specialist training by a body approved under section 89(3)(a)(ii) ;

F96 [ ( c ) every medical practitioner who has his or her qualifications as a specialised doctor recognised under the Regulations of 2017; or ]

( d) F97 [ ]

( e) F97 [ ]

( f) any medical practitioner who satisfies the Council that the practitioner has completed a programme of training and has acquired sufficient experience in specialised medicine of a standard considered by the Council to be adequate for the purposes of registration in the Specialist Division.

(2) The Council may, until the 5th anniversary of the commencement of this subsection, grant registration in any particular list of the Specialist Division to any medical practitioner who, being able to be registered in the General Division, satisfies the Council that the practitioner has obtained sufficient training and experience such that the practitioner should be registered as a specialist in that list.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the Council shall, until the 5th anniversary of the commencement of that subsection, work with the bodies approved under section 89 (3)(a) to assist medical practitioners registered in the General Division to achieve the necessary standard for registration in the Specialist Division.

Annotations

Amendments:

F96

Substituted (17.01.2017) by European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), reg. 95(g)(i), in effect as per reg. 2.

F97

Deleted (17.01.2017) by European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), reg. 95(g)(ii), in effect as per reg. 2.

F98

Substituted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 99, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C39

Prospective affecting provision: section substituted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 99, not commenced as of date of revision.

F98 [ 47 . (1) The Council shall register in the Specialist Division a medical practitioner (other than a visiting EEA practitioner) who meets all the requirements of section 45 that apply to him or her and who holds a specialist qualification.

(2) The Council may, until the 1st anniversary of the commencement of section 99 of the Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020, grant registration in any particular list of the Specialist Division to a medical practitioner who—

( a ) is registered, or is able to be registered, in the General Division,

( b ) on or before 31 December 2008, both met the qualifying criteria for appointment to a medical post in the State as a consultant and occupied such post, and

(c) satisfies the Council that he or she has sufficient competency such that he or she should be registered as a specialist in that list.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) , the Council shall, until the 1st anniversary referred to in that subsection, work with the bodies approved under section 89(3)(a) to assist medical practitioners registered in the General Division to achieve the necessary standard for registration in the Specialist Division. ]

C40

Certain references to s. 47(1)(d) and (e) construed (17.01.2017) by European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), reg. 95(2), in effect as per reg. 2.

Amendment of Medical Practitioners Act 2007

95. ...

(2) References in rules 4, 5 and 6 of the Medical Council Registration Rules 2011 (S.I. No. 417 of 2011) to section 47(1)(d) and (e) of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 shall be construed as references to section 47(1)(c) of that Act.

Editorial Notes:

E42

Rules made under s. 11 for purposes of subs. (1) (22.06.2011) by Medical Council registration Rules (S.I. No. 417 of 2011), rls. 4 to 7.

E43

Rules made pursuant to the provisions of section and ss. 11, 43-44, 46, 48-51 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).

E44

Previous affecting provision: rules made under s. 11 for purposes of section (1.01.2011) by Medical Council - Registrations Rules V3 2010 (S.I. No. 688 of 2010), rls. 4 to 7; revoked (22.06.2011) by Medical Council Registration Rules (S.I. No. 417 of 2011).

E45

Previous affecting provision: rules made under s. 11 for purposes of section (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).