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THE INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL ACT, 1956

(102 of 1956)

30th December, 1956

(As amended by the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Acts, 1964, 1993 & 2001)

 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECONSTITUTION OF THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA AND THE MAINTENANCE OF A MEDICAL REGISTER FOR INDIA AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted by Parliament in the seventh year of the Republic of India as follows:- 

1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT & COMMENCEMENT 

1. This Act may be called the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

2. It extends to the whole of India.

3. It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 

2. DEFINITIONS

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:- 

a. "approved institution" means a hospital, health centre or other such institution recognised by a university as an institution in which a person may undergo the training, if any, required by his course of study before the award of any medical qualification to him.

b. "council" means the Medical Council of India constituted under this Act.

c. ["deleted" by Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 1964.]

d. "Indian Medical Register" means the medical register maintained by the Council.

e. "Medical Institution" means any institution, within or without India, which grants degrees, diplomas or licences in medicine.

f. "medicine" means modern scientific medicine in all its branches and includes surgery and obstetrics, but does not include veterinary medicine and surgery;

g. "Prescribed" means prescribed by regulations.

h. "recognised medical qualification" means any of the medical qualifications included in the Schedules.

i. "regulation" means a regulation made under section 33; 

j. "State Medical Council" means a medical council constituted under any law for the time being in force in any State regulating the registration of practitioners of medicine.

k. "State Medical Register" means a register maintained under any law for the time being in force in any State regulating the registration of practitioners of medicine.

l. "University" means any University in India established by law and having a medical faculty. 

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