Medical Appeals Board Act, 1976
Act 28 of 1976
- Not commenced
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short title and commencementThis Act may be cited as the Medical Appeals Board Act, 1976 and shall come into operation on such day as the Minister may, by order in the Gazette, appoint.*
2. InterpretationIn this Act unless the context otherwise requires—"Board" means the Medical Appeals Board established under section 3;"Government dentist" means a duly registered dentist who is in the service of Government or who is carrying out a medical examination for or on behalf of the Government;"Government medical officer" means a duly registered medical practitioner who is in the service of the Government or who is carrying out a medical examination for or on behalf of the Government;"medical examination", "medically", "medical decision or opinion" and "medical fitness" include "dental examination", "dentally" "dental decision or opinion" and "dental fitness";"Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for medical matters;"prescribed" means prescribed by regulations made under this Act.
3. Establishment of Medical Appeals Board
4. Right of appeal to the BoardEvery person who has been examined medically by, or in relation to whom a medical decision or opinion has been given by, a Government medical officer or a Government dentist in any of the cases set out in the Second Schedule to this Act and who is not satisfied with such examination, decision or opinion shall be entitled to appeal to the Board within twenty‑one days of such examination or of the pronouncement of such decision or opinion whichever is the later.
5. Appeal procedureEvery person who wishes to appeal to the Board under the provisions of section 4 shall, within the time appointed in section 4, file an appeal in writing with the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health in the manner prescribed.
6. Board to hear appeals
History of this document
30 June 2012 this version