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[F119 Full registration of EEA nationals etc. by virtue of overseas primary qualifications etc.U.K.

(1)Where an exempt person satisfies the Registrar—

(a)that he holds[F2, or has passed all the qualifying examinations necessary for obtaining,] an acceptable overseas qualification other than a primary European qualification;

(b)[F3that he has acquired experience in the practice of medicine, whether in the course of employment in the United Kingdom or in the course of employment outside the United Kingdom, which is not less extensive than that required for a certificate under section 10 above; and]

[F3that, in the course of or as an adjunct to practice in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, he has undergone medical training and acquired clinical experience, over a period acceptable to the General Council, which has provided him with a foundation for future practice as a fully registered medical practitioner which is at least as good as the foundation provided by an acceptable programme for provisionally registered doctors; and]

(c)[F4that he is of good character,]

[F4that his fitness to practise is not impaired,]

that person shall, if the General Council think fit so to direct, be registered under this section as a fully registered medical practitioner.

(2)In this Act “exempt person” means a person who—

(a)is a national of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom;

(b)is a national of the United Kingdom who is exercising an enforceable Community right; or

(c)is not a national of an EEA State, but 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.

(3)In determining an application by any person for registration under this section, the General Council shall take into account—

(a)if the applicant holds a qualification granted outside the European Economic Area which has been accepted by another EEA State as qualifying him to practise as a medical practitioner in that State, the acceptance of the qualification; and

(b)all medical qualifications, knowledge or experience, wherever acquired, which are relevant to the determination of his application.

(4)[F5Subsection (4) of section 10 above shall apply to a person prevented from embarking on, or completing, a period of experience required for the purposes of this section as it applies to a person prevented from embarking on, or completing, a period of experience required for the purposes of that section.]]

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F1S. 19 substituted (17.12.2002) by The Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/3135), arts. 1(2)((d), {6(2)} (with transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

F2Words in s. 19(1)(a) inserted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes in accordance with art. 1(2)(b) of the amending S.I.) by The Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendments Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1914), arts. 1(2)(b)(c)(3), 27(a)(i)

F3S. 19(1)(b) substituted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes in accordance with art. 1(2)(b) of the amending S.I.) by The Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendments Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1914), arts. 1(2)(b)(c)(3), 27(a)(ii)

F4S. 19(1)(c) substituted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes in accordance with art. 1(2)(b) of the amending S.I.) by The Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendments Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1914), arts. 1(2)(b)(c)(3), 47

F5S. 19(4) omitted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes in accordance with art. 1(2)(b) of the amending S.I.) by virtue of The Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendments Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1914), arts. 1(2)(b)(c)(3), 27(b)

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