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18 Visiting EEC practitioners.U.K.

(1)If he complies with the requirements of this section it shall be lawful for a person who is a national of [F1any EEA State] and lawfully established in medical practice in [F1an EEA State] other than the United Kingdom on visiting the United Kingdom to render medical services there temporarily without first being registered under the foregoing provisions of this Part or under Part III of this Act.

(2)Such a person intending so to render services shall provide the Registrar with—

(a)a declaration in writing giving particulars of the services to be rendered and the period or periods in which he expects to render them; and

(b)a certificate or certificates issued by the competent authority or body and bearing a date not less recent than 12 months prior to the date on which it is provided, which shows—

(i)that he is lawfully practising medicine in [F2an EEA State]other than the United Kingdom, and

(ii)that he holds medical qualifications which [F2EEA States] are required by [F2Directive 93/16/EEC] to recognise;

and for the purposes of this subsection “the competent authority or body” means the authority or body designated by [F2the EEA State] concerned as competent for the purposes of [F2Article 17(3)] of that Directive.

(3)In an urgent case the [F3documents to be provided under] subsection (2) above may be provided after the services have been rendered, but where [F3they are so provided they shall] be provided as soon as possible thereafter and in any event not more than 15 days after the date on which the practitioner first rendered such services.

(4)Where a person complies with the requirements of subsection (2) above, the Registrar shall register him under this section in the register of medical practitioners as a visiting [F4EEA practitioner] for such period or periods as, having regard to the particulars given in the declaration referred to in subsection (2)(a) above, he considers appropriate.

(5)Registration of a person as a visiting [F4EEA practitioner] shall cease if—

(a)he becomes established in medical practice in the United Kingdom; or

(b)he renders, save in a case of urgency, medical services in the United Kingdom otherwise than in accordance with a declaration made by him under subsection (2)(a) above.

[F5(6)Any person who—

(a)is not a national of an EEA State; but

(b)is, by virtue of a right conferred by article 11 of Regulation (EEC) No. 1612/68, or any other enforceable Community right, entitled to be treated, for the purposes of access to the medical profession, no less favourably than a national of such a State,

shall be treated for the purposes of this section as if he were such a national.]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 18(1) substituted (10.7.1996) by S.I. 1996/1591, reg. 5(1)(a)(b)

F2Words in s. 18(2) substituted (10.7.1996) by S.I. 1996/1591, reg. 5(2)(a)-(e)

F3Words in s. 18(3) substituted (10.7.1996) by S.I. 1996/1591, reg. 5(3)(a)(b)

F4Words in s. 18(4)(5) substituted (10.7.1996) by S.I. 1996/1591, reg. 5(4)

F5S. 18(6) inserted (10.7.1996) by S.I. 1996/1591, reg. 5(5)

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