THE HIMACHAL PRADESH MEDICAL COUNCIL ACT, 2003(ACT NO. 16 OF 2003)1 (Received the assent of the Governor on the 20th August, 2003 and was published in Hindi and English in R.H.P. Extra., dated the 21st August, 2003 at pages 1463 to 1495). AN ACT to provide for the constitution of Himachal Pradesh Medical Council and the maintenance of a register of medical practitioners who are engaged in the practice of modern scientific system of medicine and all its branches in the State of Himachal Pradesh and for matters connected therewith.
1. Short title.- This Act may be called the Himachal Pradesh Medical Council Act, 2003.
2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "casual vacancy” means a vacancy occurring otherwise than by efflux of time in any office filled by election or nomination;
(b) "Council" means the Himachal Pradesh Medical Council constituted under section 3 of this Act;
(c) "Executive Committee" means the Executive Committee of the Council constituted under section 11 of this Act;
(d) "Government" means the Government of Himachal Pradesh;
(e) "medical practitioner" or "practitioner" means a person who is engaged in the practice of modern scientific system of medicine and all its branches and has qualification as prescribed in the
(1. Passed in Hindi by the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. For Statement of Objects and Reasons see R.H.P. Extra., dated 18.7.2003, p. 874 and 892.)
First, Second or Third Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956);
(f) "medicine" means the modern scientific system of medicine and includes surgery and obstetrics but does not include veterinary medicine or veterinary surgery or the Homoeopathic or the Ayurveda or the Siddha or the Unani System of Medicine and the expression "medical" shall be construed accordingly;
(g) "member" means a member of the Council;
(h) "Official Gazette" means the Rajpatra of Himachal Pradesh;
(i) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(j) "President" means the President of the Council;
(k) "Vice-President" means the Vice-President of the Council;
(l) "register" means the register of medical practitioners prepared or deemed to prepared and maintained under this Act;
(m) "registered practitioner" means a medical practitioner having requisite qualification as prescribed in the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956) and whose name is, for the time being entered in the register, but does not include a person whose name is provisionally entered in the register; and
(n) "Registrar" or "Deputy Registrar" means the Registrar or the Deputy Registrar, as the case may be, appointed under section 14 of this Act. read more..