Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Act
(Chapter 333A, Section 36)
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (Register and Practising Certificates) Regulations
Rg 2
G.N. No. S 221/2001

REVISED EDITION 2002
(30th September 2002)
[30th September 2002]
Citation
1.    These Regulations may be cited as the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (Register and Practising Certificates) Regulations.
Copy of entry in Register
2.  The Registrar may, upon an application by any person accompanied by the fee specified in the Schedule, provide a certified copy of an entry in the Register to the person.
Registration of additional qualification
3.—(1)  A registered person who obtains a qualification in addition to the qualification by virtue of which he has been registered may apply to the Registrar to have that additional qualification entered in the Register.
(2)  An application referred to in paragraph (1) shall be accompanied by the fee specified in the Schedule.
(3)  The Board shall determine what additional qualification may be entered in the Register.
Practising certificate
4.—(1)  An application for a practising certificate under section 17 of the Act shall be in such form as the Board may provide, and shall be accompanied by the fee specified in the Schedule.
(2)  A practising certificate shall be granted for a period not exceeding 2 years from the date of issue of the practising certificate.
Renewal of practising certificate
5.—(1)  An application for renewal of a practising certificate shall be in such form as the Board may provide, and shall be accompanied by the fee specified in the Schedule.
(2)  Where an application for the renewal of a practising certificate is submitted later than 30 days before the expiration of the practising certificate, the application shall be accompanied by the appropriate late payment fee specified in the Schedule in addition to the fee referred to in paragraph (1).
Duplicate of practising certificate
6.—(1)  Where a practising certificate has been lost, destroyed, defaced or obliterated so that any particulars in such certificate is illegible, the holder thereof shall forthwith notify the Registrar.
(2)  Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), the Registrar shall, on payment of the fee specified in the Schedule, if he is satisfied that a practising certificate has been lost, destroyed, defaced or obliterated, issue a duplicate of such certificate to the holder of the original thereof.
(3)  A duplicate of a practising certificate shall have the same effect as the original.
(4)  In the case of a practising certificate which has been defaced or obliterated, no duplicate of such certificate shall be issued unless the original certificate is returned to the Registrar.
(5)  In the case of a practising certificate which has been lost or destroyed, no duplicate of such certificate shall be issued unless the holder thereof makes a statutory declaration of the loss or destruction and furnishes it to the Registrar.
(6)  Where any original practising certificate is found after any duplicate thereof is issued under this regulation, the holder of the certificate shall immediately return the duplicate to the Registrar for cancellation.
(7)  Any person who fails to comply with paragraph (6) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
Registered person ceasing to carry on prescribed practice of traditional Chinese medicine
7.  The Board may cancel the registration of a registered person under section 19(1)(d) of the Act if the Board is satisfied that the registered person has not renewed his practising certificate for a continuous period of not less than 5 years and he has no address in Singapore at which he can be found.
Restoration of registration
8.—(1)  An application for restoration of a registration under section 23 of the Act shall be in such form as the Board may provide, and shall be accompanied by the fee specified in the Schedule.
(2)  The application shall —
(a)state the grounds on which the application is made;
(b)be accompanied by at least 2 certificates as to the good reputation and character of the applicant signed by a registered person, magistrate or Justice of the Peace; and
(c)be accompanied by such other document or information as the Board may require.
(3)  Except with the leave of the Board, neither the applicant nor any other person may appear before the Board to make any representation in respect of the application.
Certificate of good standing
9.  The Board may, upon the application of a registered person in such form as the Board may provide and accompanied by the fee specified in the Schedule, issue to the registered person a certificate of good standing stating that on the date of its issue, that person is a registered person and that no proceedings have been taken or are pending against him.