MEDICAL ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title.

2. Jury Service.

PART II

THE CEYLON MEDICAL COLLEGE

3. College Council to manage the Medical Council.

4. Cost of maintenance.

5. Constitution of College Council.

6. Procedure of College Council Meetings.

7. Certificates.

8. Fees.

9. Appointments.

10. Professors of College to be public officers.

11. Power to make regulations.

PART III

THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL COUNCIL

12. Constitution and duties of Medical Council.

13. Members of Medical Council to be medical practitioners.

14. Tenure of office of members.

15. Vacation of seat by member of Medical Council.

16. Filling up of vacancies.

17. Registrar and other officers.

18. Appeals to Minister.

19. Power to make regulations.

PART IIIA

POWERS OF MEDICAL COUNCIL

19A. Power of persons authorised by the Medical Council to enter and make inquiries at recognised universities and institutions.

19B. Power of Medical Council to require recognised universities and institutions to furnish information.

19C. Power of Medical Council to recommend withdrawal of recognition of qualifications granted by recognised universities or institutions.

19D. Inquiries.

19E. Interpretation.

PART IV

THE REGISTERS

20. Registers to be kept by registrar.

21. Punishment for fraudulently procuring persons to be registered.

22. Continuance of existing registers.

23. Change of residence.

24. Change of qualification.

25. Power to erase name from register and to restore any name to register.

26. Registrar to keep each register up to date.

26A. Renewal of registration.

27. Publication of registers in Gazette.

28. Proof of contents of registers.

PART V

MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

29. Registration as medical practitioners.

30. Repealed.

31. Temporary registration of certain doctors employed by the Government.

32. Certificate of experience in approved hospitals or institutions.

33. When may medical practitioner’s name be erased from register.

34. Meaning of “legally qualified medical practitioner”.

35. Registered medical practitioners entitled to practice medicine and surgery.

36. Right to recover charges for medical or surgical advice.

37. Medical certificates.

38. Restrictions practice by unregistered persons.

39. Rights of persons provisionally registered as medical practitioners.

39A. Qualifications required for registration as a medical or dental specialist.

39B. Registration as a medical or dental specialist.

39C. No person to practice as a medical or dental specialist without registration.

39D. Registered medical or dental specialists entitled to practice in the respective field.

40. Repealed.

41. Saving for Government apothecaries, estate apothecaries and estate dispensers.

42. Women medical missionaries.

PART VI

DENTISTS

43. Qualifications for registration of dentist.

43A. Provisional registration of dentists.

43B. Rights of persons provisionally registered as dentists.

44. Repealed.

45. When may dentist’s name be erased from register.

46. Meaning of “legally qualified dentist”.

47. Registered dentists entitled to practice dentistry and dental surgery.

48. Right to recover charges for dental operation.

49. Restrictions on practice by unregistered persons.

50. Persons holding special licence issued under the Dentists Registration Ordinance.

PART VII

MID WIVES

51. Qualifications for registration as midwife.

52. When may midwife’s name be erased from register.

53. Use of title “registered midwife”.

54. Restriction on practice of midwifery by unauthorised persons.

55. Regulation of the practice of midwifery by midwives.

PART VIII

PHARMACISTS

56. Qualification for registration as pharmacist.

57. When may pharmacist’s name be erased from register.

58. Unlawful pretence to be a pharmacist.

59. Restriction on practice of pharmacy by unqualified persons.

60. Name and qualification of pharmacist to be exhibited in shop.

PART VIIIA

PARA-MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

60A. Registration of Para-medical assistants to be in separate parts.

60B. Qualification for admission to register of para-medical assistants.

60C. When para-medical assistant’s name may be erased from register.

60D. Unlawful pretence to be assistant.

60E. Registration on practice as assistant by unqualified person.

PART VIII AA

PROFESSIONS SUPPLEMENTARY TO MEDICINE

60F. Register of members of medicine.

60G. Qualification for admission to register of members of professions supplementary to medicine.

60H. When a member’s name be erased from register.

60J. Unlawful pretence to be a member of profession supplementary medicine.

60K. Restriction on practice as a supplementary to medicine.

PART IX

NURSES

61. Advisory board.

62. Register of nurses to be in separate parts.

63. Conditions of admission to register.

64. Erasure of names from register of nurses.

65. Unlawful pretence to be a nurse.

66. Restriction on practice of nursing by unregistered persons.

67. Regulation of the practice of nursing.

PART X

SUPPLEMENTARY

67A. Registration as medical practitioners, dentists or nurses of certain persons no qualified under the preceding provisions of this Ordinance.

68. General penalty.

69. Abetment and attempts.

69A. Every offence to be a cognizable.

69B. Forfeiture.

70. Fees.

71. Variation of Schedules.

72. Regulations.

73. Expense of Ordinance.

74. Interpretation.

74A. Apothecary to be known as assistant practitioner.

SCHEDULES

SI 26 of 1927,

SI 5 of 1930,

SI 2 of 1933,

SI 9 of 1933,

SI 35 of 1938,

SI 55 of 1938,

SI 35 of 1939,

SI 45 of 1941,

SI 20 of 1942,

SI 25 of 1946,

10 of 1949,

14 of 1949,

27 of 1949,

36 of 1949,

46 of 1949,

12 of 1952,

23 of 1954,

23 of 1955,

31 of 1961,

37 of 1961,

16 of 1965,

10 of 1979,

23 of 1985,

30 of 1987,

25 of 1988,

13 of 1993,

15 of 1996,

31 of 1997,

33 of 1997,

40 of 1998,

6 of 2014,

1 of 2017,

28 of 2018.

AN ORDINANCE to amend and consolidate the law relating to the Ceylon Medical College, the Ceylon Medical Council, Medical Practitioners, Dentists, Midwives, Pharmacists, and Nurses.

[Date of Commencement: 5th October, 1928]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Medical Ordinance1.

2. Jury Service.

All persons registered under this Ordinance and in actual practice shall be exempt from serving on any jury.

PART II

THE CEYLON MEDICAL COLLEGE

3. College Council to manage the Medical Council.

The Ceylon Medical College (in this Ordinance called “the College”), its property, and affairs shall be managed by the Council of the Ceylon Medical College (in this Ordinance called “the College Council”) in accordance with the regulations for the time being in force under this Ordinance. In this section, “property” shall not include any property transferred to the ownership or control of the University of Ceylon by or under the Ceylon University Ordinance; and “affairs” shall not include any affairs of the University of Ceylon.

4. Cost of maintenance.

The College shall be maintained out of funds provided for the purpose by Parliament.

5. Constitution of College Council.

(1) The College Council is a body corporate by the name and style of “The Council of the Ceylon Medical College”, having perpetual succession, a common seal, and power to acquire and hold land and other property, and consists of—

(a) the person for the time being discharging the duties of the1 Director-General of Health Services;

(aa) the person for the time being discharging the duties of the Director-General, Teaching Hospitals;

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