SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
—(1) Every person who is registered under the provisions of the repealed Medical Registration Act (referred to in this Part as the repealed Act) immediately before 3rd April 1998 shall upon that date be deemed to be a registered medical practitioner under the provisions of this Act.
(2) The Registrar shall —
transfer to Part II of the Register of Medical Practitioners the names, addresses, qualifications and any other particulars of all medical practitioners registered pursuant to section 9(1)(b) and (c) of the repealed Act which appear, immediately before 3rd April 1998, in the register kept under that Act;
transfer to the Register of Provisionally Registered Medical Practitioners the names, addresses, qualifications and any other particulars of all persons provisionally registered pursuant to section 13 of the repealed Act which appear, immediately before 3rd April 1998, in the Register of Provisional Medical Registration kept under that Act; and
transfer to the Register of Temporarily Registered Medical Practitioners the names, addresses, qualifications and any other particulars of persons registered for a limited period pursuant to section 9(3) of the repealed Act which appear, immediately before 3rd April 1998, in the register kept under that Act.
(3) In transferring the names under subsection (2), the Registrar may omit the names of any person known to the Registrar to be deceased.
(4) Section 47 shall also apply to any person whose name was removed from or struck-off the register kept under the repealed Act.
—(1) This Act shall not apply to any inquiry, investigation or other proceedings of a disciplinary nature commenced before 3rd April 1998 and the repealed Act shall continue to apply to that inquiry, investigation or proceedings as if this Act had not been enacted.
(2) Where on 3rd April 1998 any matter is in the course of being investigated by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee, the Preliminary Proceedings Committee shall continue to exist to complete the investigation and may make such order, ruling or direction as it could have made under the powers conferred upon it by the repealed Act.
(3) Any order, ruling or direction made or given by the Medical Council pursuant to the repealed Act shall be treated as an order, a ruling or a direction under this Act and shall have the same force and effect as if it had been made or given by the Medical Council pursuant to the powers vested in the Medical Council under this Act.
—(1) Notwithstanding section 4(2), a person appointed or elected after 24th January 2003 as a member of the Medical Council to take the place of a member of the Medical Council who was appointed or elected before that date and whose term of office has expired, shall hold office for a term that is determined by the Minister by order published in the Gazette.
(2) The Minister may determine a term of office that is not less than 6 months and not more than 40 months.
—(1) A lay person who was appointed as a member of the Complaints Panel before 24th January 2003, and whose term has not expired by that date, shall be deemed, for the purposes of section 38(1)(c), to have been nominated by the Minister for such appointment and shall continue to be a member of the Complaints Panel until the date of expiry of that term.
(2) Notwithstanding sections 20, 21 and 23, the Minister may, subject to such conditions as he may determine, by regulations exempt any person or person within a class of persons who, at any time on or before 24th January 2003, was engaged as a house officer, or in such other similar capacity as may be approved by the Medical Council, in a hospital or an institution approved by the Medical Council under section 25, from the requirement that he must —
in the case of section 20(1), hold a certificate of experience;
in the case of subsection (2) of section 21, hold a certificate referred to in paragraph (b) of that subsection,
before he may be registered.