PRIVILEGES OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
13. Subject to section 66 —
no person shall practise as a medical practitioner or do any act as a medical practitioner unless he is registered under this Act and has a valid practising certificate; and
a person who is not so qualified is referred to in this Act as an unauthorised person.
14. Subject to the provisions of this Act, no person shall be entitled to demand, claim, accept, receive or retain or sue for or recover by any means any charge, fee, disbursement, expense or any remuneration —
for or in connection with any medical or surgical advice, service, attendance or treatment or any operation performed; or
for any medicine which he has prescribed and supplied,
unless at the time of rendering such services the person is registered under this Act and has a valid practising certificate.
15. No certificate or other document required by any written law to be signed by a duly qualified medical practitioner given after 3rd April 1998 shall be valid unless signed by a person who is registered under this Act and has a valid practising certificate.
16. In any written law —
“legally qualified medical practitioner”;
“duly qualified medical practitioner”; or
any expression importing a person recognised by law as a medical practitioner or member of the medical profession,
shall be construed to mean a person who is registered under this Act and has a valid practising certificate.
—(1) Any unauthorised person who —
wilfully and falsely pretends to be a duly qualified medical practitioner;
practises medicine or any branch of medicine, under the style or title of a physician, surgeon, doctor, licentiate in medicine or surgery, bachelor of medicine, or medical practitioner, or under any name, title, addition or description implying that he holds any diploma or degree in medicine or surgery or in any branch of medicine;
advertises or holds himself out as a medical practitioner; or
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
(2) It shall be a defence to a prosecution under subsection (1) if the defendant proves that —
he practised a system of therapeutics according to Malay, Chinese or Indian method; and
he did not in any way represent himself as a duly qualified or registered medical practitioner.