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Medical Act 1983

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47Appointments not to be held except by fully registered practitioners

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, no person who is not fully registered shall hold any appointment as physician, surgeon or other medical officer—

(a)in the naval, military or air service,

(b)in any hospital or other place for the reception of persons suffering from mental disorder, or in any other hospital, infirmary or dispensary not supported wholly by voluntary contributions,

(c)in any prison, or

(d)in any other public establishment, body or institution, or to any friendly or other society for providing mutual relief in sickness, infirmity or old age.

(2)Nothing in this section shall prevent any person who is not a Commonwealth citizen from being and acting as the resident physician or medical officer of any hospital established exclusively for the relief of foreigners in sickness, so long as he—

(a)has obtained from a foreign university a degree or diploma of doctor in medicine and has passed the regular examinations entitling him to practise medicine in his own country, and

(b)is engaged in no medical practice except as such a resident physician or medical officer.

(3)Suspension of the registration of a fully registered person by a direction of the Health Committee under section 37(1) or (2) above, an order of that Committee under section 38(1) above or an interim order of the Preliminary Proceedings Committee under section 42(3) (b) above shall not terminate any appointment such as is mentioned in subsection (1) above, but the person suspended shall not perform the duties of such an appointment during the suspension.

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