Medical Practitioners Act 2007

Functions of Council in relation to Directives of European Union relating to medical education and training.

87.— (1) The Council is designated, in accordance with Article 56 of Directive 2005/36/EC, as the competent authority to award or receive evidence of formal qualifications in medicine and specialised medicine and other documents or information, to receive applications and take the decisions referred to in the Directive as they relate to medical practitioners.

(2) The Council shall ensure that basic medical qualifications granted in the State by bodies approved under section 88 (2)(a)(i)(II) satisfy the requirements of Article 24 of Directive 2005/36/EC in relation to basic medical training.

(3) The Council shall ensure that the requirements relating to education and training in specialised medicine in the State satisfy the minimum standards specified in Directive 2005/36/EC relating to such education and training and within the period, if any, specified in the Directive.

(4) The Council shall ensure the confidentiality of information received by it under Article 50.1 of Directive 2005/36/EC.

(5) The Council shall give notice to the Minister forthwith of any administrative measure implemented by it for the purposes of this section.