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Health Practitioner's Act

Health Practitioner's Act

Requirement to be registered and have a practising certificate

(1)    A person shall not practice medicine or dentistry or hold himself or herself out to be a medical practitioner or a dental practitioner in Grenada unless that person is registered in the relevant category of registration in accordance with the provisions of this Act, complies with this Act, and the conditions of registration.

(2)    A person shall not practise medicine or dentistry or hold himself or herself out to be a medical practitioner or a dental practitioner in Grenada unless that person holds a valid practising certificate for that purpose issued in accordance with section 44.

Categories of registration

(1)    Registration as a medical practitioner or dental practitioner pursuant to this Act shall be either Full Registration or Limited Registration and shall be divided into the following categories—
(a)    Full Registration which shall include registration as—
i.    General Practitioner,
ii.    Specialist Practitioner;
(b)    Limited Registration which shall include registration as—
i.    a Temporary Practitioner, or
ii.    a Conditional Practitioner
(2)    Registration as a General Practitioner pursuant to the provisions of this Act, entitles a person who holds the qualifications set out in section 37(5)(a) and (b)(i) to practise general medicine or general dentistry unless such registration is cancelled pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
(3)    Registration as a Specialist Practitioner pursuant to the provisions of this Act, entitles a person who holds the qualifications set out in section 37(5)(a) and (b)(ii) to practise medicine or dentistry in such area of specialty unless such registration is cancelled pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
(4)    Registration as a Temporary Practitioner pursuant to the provisions of this Act, entitles a person who holds the qualifications set out in section 37(5)(a) and (b)(iii) to practise general medicine or general dentistry, or practice medicine or dentistry in an area of specialty pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
(5)    Registration as a Conditional Practitioner entitles a person to practise medicine or dentistry subject to conditions stipulated by the Council and shall include a medical practitioner or a dental practitioner in training and on probation.
(6)    Save and except in the case of an emergency, a person who is registered as a General Practitioner shall not practise in any area of specialty of medicine or dentistry unless he or she is also registered as a Specialist Practitioner pursuant to the provisions of this Act.

Applicant and eligibility to apply

(1)  A person may, subject to subsection (2), apply to the Council for registration as a medical practitioner or a dental practitioner.

(2)  An application pursuant to this section shall—
(a) be in writing in the prescribed form;
(b) specify the category of registration being applied for;

(c) be accompanied by the following—
(i) the original or certified copies of the applicant’s medical or dental certificates,
(ii) the prescribed application fee,
(iii) proof that the applicant is a fit and proper person to practise medicine or dentistry in Grenada,
(iv) a certificate of good standing from the previous registration body of the applicant, where applicable,
(v) a police certificate of character from the last jurisdiction where the applicant was last employed, where applicable,
(vi) a valid registration certificate from a jurisdiction where the applicant has practised, where applicable,
(vii) an updated curriculum vitae where applicable,
(viii) a certified copy of the applicant’s work permit, where applicable, and
(ix) such other information as the Council may require.

Details of the Health Practictioner's Act are available at Laws of Grenada page.