The Medical and Dental Council is the Statutory Governmental
Agency that regulates standards of training and practice of
medicine and dentistry in Ghana. It was established under
the Medical and Dental Decree, 1972 (NRCD 91), as amended by
the Medical and Dental (Amendment) Decree, 1979 (NRCD 91),
and Medical and Dental (Amendment) Decree, 1979 (AFRCD 8).
The NRCD 91 repealed the then existing Medical and Dental
Act, 1959 (Act 36) as subsequently amended. Subject to the
provisions of the NRCD 91, the Medical and Dental Board (Act
36) then in existence immediately before the commencement of
the Decree was deemed to be the Medical and Dental Council
under the Decree.
Medical and Dental Practitioners and Physician Assistants are to take note of the following Sections in the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).
Sections 35(2)(3): “(2) A permanent registration is valid for the calendar year in which it was made; and (3) the registration shall be renewed by the practitioner before it expires.”
Section 39: “The Registrar shall publish the list of registered practitioners annually in the Gazette by the 31st of January each year”
Sections 48(c)(d): “A person who employs or engages a non-registered practitioner; or receives payment for the practice of dentistry or medicine commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than one thousand penalty units and not more than ten thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than twenty years or to both; and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine of ten penalty units for each day during which the offence continues after written notice has been served on the offender personally by the Council”
Pursuant to the above provisions, the Council has directed that any practitioner whose registration has expired should take steps to renew his/her registration before the end of three months from the date of this publication. 19/02/2015
The Council shall be responsible for securing in the public interest the highest standards in the practice of medicine and dentistry in Ghana.
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In January of every year, The Registrar shall publish in the Gazette the
name, addresses, dates of registration and qualifications of all
registered practitioners. The Council shall provide three classes of
registers for the registration of practitioners