MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTISTS ACT
INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
G.N. No. 180 of 1968
1. These Rules may be cited as the Medical Practitioners (Conditions Pre-requisite to Registration) Rules.
2. An applicant for registration under section 14 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act * shall be entitled to registration under the Act if he satisfies the Council that he has–
(a) after passing the examination held for the purpose of obtaining his qualifying diploma and fulfilling such other requirements, if any, as may be necessary to obtain the diploma, been engaged in full-time employment in a supervised medical capacity in one or more hospitals or institutions approved for the purpose by the Council for a period of not less than twelve months, of which period he has for not less than six months been engaged in medicine and for not less than six months been engaged in surgery, and his service while so employed has been satisfactory:
Provided that any period not exceeding six months during which he has been engaged in midwifery shall be regarded either as time spent in medicine or as time spent in surgery or partly as the one and partly as the other as the applicant may elect; and
(b) after completing the period of employment in a supervised medical capacity as required by paragraph (a) he has worked as a medical practitioner in one or more hospitals or institutions approved for the purpose by the Council for a period of not less than three years.
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of rule 2 the Council may, in its absolute discretion, exempt any applicant from the requirements specified in paragraph (a) of rule 2 or paragraph (b) of rule 2 or both such paragraphs or may modify the requirements of either or both of such paragraphs in relation to the applicant if it is satisfied that the applicant has–
(a) after passing the examination held for the purpose of obtaining his qualifying diploma and fulfilling such other requirements, if any, as may be necessary to obtain that diploma, been engaged in the practice of medicine under such circumstances and for such period as in the opinion of the Council are sufficient to confer experience of the practice of medicine and surgery or of medicine, surgery and midwifery which is as extensive as that required under rule 2;
(b) before obtaining his qualifying diploma or partly before and partly after obtaining his qualifying diploma, held such hospital appointments as, in the opinion of the Council, confer experience of the practice of medicine and surgery or of medicine, surgery and midwifery which is as extensive as that required under rule 2.
4. The provisions of these Rules shall in no way prejudice or affect the status of a person duly registered as a medical practitioner under the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act * immediately before the coming into operation of these Rules or of any person temporarily registered under section 17 of this Act.
348 of 1959
66 of 1990
698 of 1995
699 of 1995
90 of 2001
1. The Rules may be cited as the Medical Practitioners (Fees and General) Rules.
2. In these Rules–
"Act" means the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act *;
"Ordinance" means the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Ordinance *;
"Registrar" means the Registrar of Medical Practitioners and Dentists appointed under section 8 of the Act.
3. (1) Where under subsection (2) of section 10 of the Act the Registrar has written a letter to a registered medical practitioner or dentist inquiring whether he has ceased to practise, or has changed his residence, or has left Tanzania, and where the registered medical practitioner or dentist has replied stating that he has left Tanzania and has no intention of returning to practise therein or where no answer has been returned to such letter within a period of six months, the Registrar may, by a registered letter addressed according to the address in the register of such medical practitioner or dentist, give notice to such medical practitioner or dentist that his name will be removed from the register.
(2) Notice of intention to remove the name of a registered medical practitioner or dentist from the register shall be deemed to have been served on such medical practitioner or dentist on the expiration of a period of thirty days from the date when the notice was posted and it shall thereafter be lawful for the Registrar to erase the name of the medical practitioner or dentist from the register.
4. An application under section 21 of the Act by a registered medical practitioner or dentist for the insertion in the register of any additional diploma or qualification shall be made in writing to the Registrar and shall be accompanied by evidence of the award of such diploma or qualification to the medical practitioner or dentist.
5. The fees set out in the second column of the Schedule hereto, shall be payable in respect of the matters set out in the first column thereof.
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