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Medical and Dental Practitioners Act

Government of Fiji Country Resources General Health Legislation Fiji 1978 Legislation/regulation

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National legislation regarding medical, dental, acupuncture, chiropractic and chiropodic treatment in the Republic of Fiji. This describes an act to provide better provisions for medical and dental practitioners and to incorporate the Fiji medical and dental associations.

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Fiji Medical Council.
4. Fiji Dental Council.
5. 'Term of appointment.
6. Procedure of Councils.
7. Secretary to Councils.
8. Medical register.
9. Conditional registration of medical practitioners.
10. Effect of conditional registration.
11. Cancellation of conditional registration.
12. Registration as medical practitioner.
13. Dental register.
14. Registration as dental practitioner.
15. Applications for registration.
16. Consideration of applications for registration.
17. Decision of Council.
18. Temporary registration.
19. Qualifications.
20. Persons not entitled as of right to registration.
21. Certificate of registration.
22. Removal from register.
23. False representation, etc.
24. Further qualifications.
25. Removal from register overseas.
26. Practitioners employed by Government.
27. Misconduct.
28. Appeals.
29. Further applications for registration.
30. Practitioners with certain qualifications.
31. Re-employment by Government.
32. Admission to mental hospital.
33. Publication of registers.
34. Offences.
35. Charges not recoverable by persons not registered.
36. Complaints.
37. Inquiries.
38. Consultants and specialists.
39. Regulations.
40. Other occupations.
41. Establishment of Fiji Medical Association.
42. Objects of Fiji Medical Association
43. Assets, etc. of former Association.
44. Establishment of Fiji Dental Association.
45. Objects of Fiji Dental Association.
46. Assets, etc. of former Fiji Dental Association.


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