The Medical and Dental Council Ordinance, 1962

THE MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL ORDINANCE, 1962

It is an Ordinance to reconstitute the Medical and Dental Council in Pakistan. It was enacted on 5th June 1962.

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate the law relating to the registration of medical practitioners and dentists and reconstitute the Medical and Dental Council in Pakistan in order to establish a uniform minimum standard of basic and higher qualifications in medicine and dentistry.

Now, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the seventh day of October 1958, and in the exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:

1. Short title, extent, and commencement.— 

(1) This Ordinance may be called the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance, 1962.

(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

(3) It shall come into force at once.

4 Definitions.— In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,–

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(a) “Approved hospital or institution “ means a hospital or an institution included in the Sixth Schedule;

(b) “Council” means the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council constituted under this Ordinance;

(c) “Continuous professional development” means skill enhancement and improvement in personal and professional competence which may –

(i) Comprise lectures, seminars, courses, individual study, or other activities undertaken by a registered medical or dental practitioner;

(ii) Reasonably be expected to advance a registered medical or dental practitioner’s development in his related profession; and

(iii) Is relevant to the practice of registered medical or dental practitioner;

(d) “committee” means any committee constituted under this Ordinance and includes Executive Committee constituted under section 10;

(e) “continuous professional development opportunity provider” means an organization providing continuous professional development opportunities and included in the Seventh Schedule

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