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LAWS AND REGULATIONS:

 
 
L.N. 105 of 2006, Health Care Professions Act (Chap 464), Practice of Concurrent Professions Regulations, 2006 (English Version)
A.L. 105 tal-2006, Att Dwar il-Professjoni tas-Sahha, Kapitolu 464, Regolamenti ta' l-2006 dwar l-Ezercizzju ta' Professjonijiet Konkorrenti (Versjoni Maltija)
 
L.N. 330 of 2006, Health Care Professions Act (Chap 464), Medical Council (Fees) Regulations, 2006, as amended by S.L.464.11, as amended by Article 170 of Act No XIII of 2015, 'Budget Measures Implementation Act' (English Version)
A.L. 330 tal-2006, Att Dwar il-Professjoni tas-Sahha, Kapitolu 464, Regolamenti ta' l-2006 dwar Penali imposti mill-Kunsill Mediku, kif emendat bl-L.S.464.11, kif emendat skond l-Artikolu Numru 170 ta' Att Nru. XIII tal-2015, Att ghall-Implementazzjoni ta' Mizuri tal-Estimi Finanzjarji ghall-2015 (Versjoni Maltija).
 
L.N. 38 of 2009, Health Care Professions Act (Chap 464), Medical Council (Penalties) Regulations, 2009 (English Version)
A.L. 38 tal-2009, Att Dwar il-Professjoni tas-Sahha, Kapitolu 464, Regolamenti ta' l-2009 li jaghmlu Ordnijiet Permanenti ghal-Kunsill Mediku (Versjoni Maltija)
 
L.N. 273 of 2010, Health Care Professions Act (Chap 464), Practice of Concurrent Professions (Amendment) Regulations, 2010
A.L. 273 tal-2010, Att Dwar il-Professjoni tas-Sahha, Kapitolu 464, Regolamenti tal-2010 li jemendaw ir-regolamenti dwar l-Ezercizzju ta' Professjonijiet konkorrenti (Versjoni Maltija) 
 
S.L.458.08, Medical Council (Erasure of Names Procedure) Rules (English Version)
L.S.458.08, Regoli tal-Kunsill Mediku dwar il-Procedura biex jithassru l-Ismijiet (Versjoni Maltija)
 
L.N. 84 of 2014, Health Care Professions Act (Chap 464), Indemnity Insurance for Healthcare Professionals Regulations, 2014 (English Version)
A.L. 84 tal-2014, Att Dwar il-Professjoni tas-Sahha, Kapitlu 464, Regolamenti dwar il-Kopertura tal-Assigurazzjoni rigward ir-Responsabbilta Professjonali ghall-Professjonisti fil-Kura Medika (Versjoni Maltija)
 
 
 
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CODE OF ETHICS AND RELATED
 
L.N. 303 of 2008:  Ethics of the Medical Profession Regulations, 2008 (English Version)
A.L. 303 ta' 2008:  Regolamenti ta' l-2008 dwar l-Etika fil-Professjonijiet tas-Sahha (Versjoni Maltija) 
 
Addendum 1  Language (07.01.2008)  
Addendum 2 Area of Speciality (01.10.09) 
Addendum 3 Title of Professorship (05.05.2010) 
 
 
 
 
 
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STANDING ORDERS
 
L.N. 375 of 2009  Health Care Professions Act (Chap 464) - Medical Council (Standing Orders) Regulations, 2009 (English Version)
A.L. 375 ta' l-2009  Att Dwar il-Professjoni tas-Sahha, Kapitolu 464 - Regolamenti ta' l-2009 li jaghmlu Ordnijiet Permanenti ghal-Kunsill Mediku (Versjoni Maltija)
 
Addendum 01/2013: The status of Temporary Service Providers Specialists
Addendum 01/2014: Recognition of graduates from the University of Malta
 
 
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INDEMNITY INSURANCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS REGULATIONS, 2014
 
In line with the provisions of Legal Notice 84 of 2014, 'Indemnity Insurance for Healthcare Professionals Regulations, 2014' and the Press Release issued by the Ministry for Health, PR140142 dated 29 January 2014, all registered practitioners are requested to return a duly filled Declaration Form to the Medical Council by the end of January of each year. 
 
A duly filled Declaration Form is to be automatically returned together with the Annual Retention Fee (in line with the provisions of Article 170 of Act No. XIII of 2015, of the Budget Measures Implementation Act) in January of each year.  The Declaration Form (revised 05.01.2015 may be downloaded from hereunder).
 
A set of Frequently Asked Questions have also been drafted in order to offer further guidance to registered Medical and Dental Practitioners.  These may be downloaded from hereunder.
 
 
Download all related documentation:
 
 - Legal Notice 84 of 2014, 'Indemnity Insurance for Healthcare Professionals Regulations, 2014' (English version / Versjoni Maltija)
 
 - Press Release issued by the Ministry for Health, PR140142, dated 29 January 2014 (download press release)
  
 - Declaration Form in line with LN 84 of 2014 (download declaration form) - revised 05.01.2015
  
 - Circular No. 01/2014 (download circular)
  
 - Frequently Asked Questions on LN 84 of 2014 (download FAQs)
 
 
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GUIDELINES FOR FOUNDATION DOCTORS
  • In 2010, the Medical Council Malta adopted the United Kingdom Foundation Programme (UKFP) guidelines, 'The New Doctor', for the Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 doctors, as the standard competences requirements for full registration.  The General Medical Council (GMC) granted its permission provided that the Medical Council ensures that the regulation of the Malta Foundation Programme clearly falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Council.  'The New Doctor' (as updated) may be downloaded from (link).
  • In 2011, the Malta Foundation School was granted re-affiliation by the UKFPO (for more information please access link). 
  • The reports on the Quality Assurance on the Foundation School Malta held by the Medical Council, may be accessed from (link).
  • Information about Provisional Registration please accessed from (link)
 
 
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GUIDELINES ON HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE MEDICAL COUNCIL MALTA 
  
 **A hard copy can be obtained by calling us on 21255540 (from Monday to Friday between 8.30 and 14.30) or sending an email. 
 
 
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CIRCULARS
 
Circular 145/1993: Ethical Position of Doctors Examining Patients in an Official Capacity (page1) (page2
Circular 180/1999: Follow up / Amendment on Circular No MC/145/1993 
Circular 01/2010: Information provided to Patients about the H1N1 Vaccination 
Circular 02/2010: Annual Retention Fee as at 2009  
Circular 03/2010: Title of Professorship 
Circular 04/2010: Medical Council Registration 
Circular 05/2010: Inquiry Decisions taken by the Medical Council  
Circular 06/2010: Annual retention Fee Payment - Bank Standing Order (procedure confirmed)
Circular 06(2)/2010: Additional information to set up a Bank Standing Order (procedure confirmed), Superseding 06/2010
Circular 07/2010: Prescription and Dispensing Requirements Rules
Circular 08/2010: Standard Operating Procedures  (superseded by Circular 02/2014)
Circular 01/2011: Code of Ethics on Advertising and Financial Conduct by Medical / Dental Practitioners 
Circular 01/2014: Legal Notice 84 of 2014: Indemnity Insurance for Healthcare Professionals Regulations, 2014.  Declaration Form (download).
Circular 02/2014: Standard Operating Procedures (update of Circular 08/2010)
Circular 01/2016: Additional information to set up a Bank Standing Order, Superseding 06(2)/2010
Circular 01-2017(Payment by BSO).pdfCircular 01/2017: Additional information to set up a Bank Standing Order, Superseding 06(2)/2010