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NO. 8]Friday, September 19 [1997

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 25th August 1997 and assented to by the President on 2nd September 1997:—
Medical Registration Act 1997

(No. 5 of 1997)

I assent.

2nd September 1997.
Date of Commencement: 3rd April 1998
An Act to provide for the registration of medical practitioners and for matters connected therewith, and to repeal the Medical Registration Act (Chapter 174 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Medical Registration Act 1997 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“appointed day” means the date of commencement of this Act;
“degree” means any degree or diploma or any qualification granted by any university or institution legally authorised to grant that degree or diploma or qualification and which degree or diploma or qualification is recognised or approved by the Medical Council;
“Medical Council” means the Medical Council of Singapore established under section 3(1) of the repealed Medical Registration Act (Cap. 174), and by virtue of section 3 of this Act means the Singapore Medical Council;
“practising certificate” means a practising certificate granted under section 36;
“President” means the President of the Medical Council;
“provisional registration” means registration by virtue of section 24 and “provisionally registered” shall be construed accordingly;
“registered medical practitioner” means a person registered under this Act and includes a person deemed to be so registered under section 62(1);
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Medical Council;
“Singapore degree” means a degree, diploma or licence in medicine and surgery of the King Edward VII College of Medicine, Singapore, the University of Malaya in Singapore, the University of Singapore or the National University of Singapore.