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The Assessment Committee shall consist of three members:

  1. The Chairman of the Council

  2. One member of the Council who is a registered medical practitioner appointed by the Chairman

  3. A registered medical practitioner, who is a not a member of the Council and who has been registered for at least 10 years appointed by the Chairman.

The Assessment Committee shall:

  1. Examine applications for registration and advise the Council on the adequacy of the qualifications of an applicant for registration and, in the relevant case, the additional qualifications that are required for registration.

  2. Be responsible for the implementation and publication of the system of assessment.

  3. Perform such other duties as are assigned to the Assessment Committee by the Council

System of Assessment:

  1. Medical Act 2014

  2. The Assessment Committee is established by the Council.

  3. Consist of three members including the Chairman, a member of Council and a member who is not a member of Council.

  4. Where the Council determines that the qualifications of an applicant from a medical practitioner for registration and licensing are in question or not verifiable, the Council shall convene an Assessment Committee

  5. The assessment Committee shall meet at such times as the Chairman considers necessary.

  6. The Assessment Committee shall perform such other duties as are assigned to the Assessment Committee by the Council

  7. The applicant may be requested to present additional information on qualifications or reasons why the application should be favorably considered.

  8. The applicant may be invited to present an appeal in person to the members of the Assessment Committee

  9. Assessment Committee presents its findings to Council.

  10. Council communicates findings to applicant.

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A “complaint” means a complaint made to the Council alleging professional misconduct on the part of a registered medical practitioner or a specialist.

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