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CHAPTER - I (PRELIMINARY)

CHAPTER I » PRELIMINARY

 

1.
(1)
This Act may be called the Gujarat Medical Council Act 1967.
(2)
It extends to the whole of the State of Gujarat.
(3)
This section shall come into force at once; and the remaining provisions of this Act shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette appoint.
2.
 
In this Act, unless the context otherwise required,-
(a)
"appointed day" means the date on which the provisions of this act other than section 1 come into force under sub-section (3) of section 1,
(b)
"Council" means the Gujarat Medical Council constituted under section 3 ;
(c)
"Executive Committee" means the Executive Committee of the Council constituted under section 11;
(d)
"medical practitioner" or "practitioner" means a person who is engaged in the practice of modern scientific medicine in any of its branches including surgery and obstetrics, but not including veterinary medicine or surgery or the Ayurvedic, Unani or Homoeopathic system of medicine;
(e)
"member" means a member of the Council;
(f)
"prescribed" means prescribed by rules;
(g)
"President” means the President of the Council;
(h)
"register" means the register of medical practitioners prepared or deemed to be prepared and maintained under this Act;
(i)
"registered practitioner" means a medical practitioner 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;
(j)
“Registrar” means the Registrar appointed under section 33 or 14, as the case may be;
(k)
"rules" means rules made under section 31;
(l)
"Schedule" means the Schedule appended to this Act;
(m)
"Vice-President" means the Vice-President of the Council.