Medical Council - Rules for the Maintenance of Professional Competence (No. 2).

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CitationIR SI 741/2011

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 21st February, 2012.

RULES PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 11 AND PART 11 OF THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007

Rules made by the Medical Council on 14th December 2011 under Section 11 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007

These further rules are made by the Medical Council per Section 11 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (as amended) (“the Act”) for the better operation of Part 11 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 .

1. In circumstances where:

a.A complaint is referred to a professional competence scheme per Section 61 of the Act,

b.A practitioner undertakes to be referred to a professional competence scheme per Section 67(1)(b) of the Act,

c.The Medical Council attaches, per Section 71(c), a condition to the retention of a practitioner’s name on the register that he/she be referred to a professional competence scheme,

the procedures and activities applicable to that scheme established for the purposes of the Medical Council performing its duty under section 91(1) of the Act shall be those set out in these rules.

2. An assessment of the practitioner’s knowledge and skill or application of knowledge and skill or both will be conducted by the Medical Council’s Professional Competence Committee or by persons appointed by the Medical Council using activities specified by the Professional Competence Committee. Categories or ranges of activities which fall within the professional competence scheme may include some or all of the following:

a) Review of information provided by the practitioner and/or a nominee at the practitioner’s workplace(s) acceptable to the Professional Competence Committee in forms specified by the Professional Competence Committee;

b) Occupational health assessment of the practitioner;

c) Survey of multisource feedback about the practitioner in a form specified by the Professional Competence Committee;

d) Interview of the practitioner including answering questions about his or her knowledge and skill or application of knowledge and skill or both;

e) Interview of any relevant third parties as specified by the Professional Competence Committee or by persons appointed by the Medical Council;

f) Inspection of the workplace(s) where the practitioner practises medicine;

g) Review of the practitioner’s clinical records, a sample of which will be specified by the Professional Competence Committee or by...

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