Medical Practitioners Act, 1978

Temporary registration.

29.—(1) Where the Council is satisfied—

(a) that a person, who is not otherwise entitled to registration, is or intends to be in the State temporarily for the purpose of employment in the practice of medicine in a hospital approved of by the Council for the purposes of this section, and

(b) that such person holds a degree, diploma or other qualification which in the opinion of the Council, affords sufficient guarantee that he has the requisite knowledge and skill for the efficient practice of medicine, has passed an examination appropriate for obtaining such degree, diploma or other qualification and possesses a certificate of experience considered by the Council to be equivalent to that required for formal qualification, the Council may, subject to subsection (2) of this section, and upon such person's making application in the form and manner determined by the Council and on payment of the appropriate fee, temporarily register such person in the register for such period as the Council may determine.

(2) The Council may extend a period determined under subsection (1) of this section for such further period or periods as the Council may determine, provided that the aggregate of such periods shall not exceed five years.